One of the fundamental rules of law, in divorces or any other civil cases, is that the responding parties must always have notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard, which is why personal service is so important. However, personal service is not always possible, for various reasons. Although there is no law […]
In many if not most divorces, the spouses are emotionally separated for months or even years before they physically separate and one of them files for divorce. These slow-fade divorces present ample opportunities for spouses to conceal financial assets from one another. A thorough discovery process accompanies almost all contested divorce cases, so these shenanigans […]
In Arizona, all property acquired during the marriage, unless that property was a gift, is community property. Although the rule seems clear cut, there are many grey areas. For example, Wife might use funds from her paycheck (community property) to augment a retirement account she acquired before the marriage (separate property). Or, Husband might operate […]
The Grand Canyon State is an income shares state. Lawmakers presumed that children of divorced parents should be entitled to the same standard of living they would have had if their parents remained married, which is why Arizona’s child support guidelines take both parents’ income into account for child support purposes. Job changes and other […]
As anticipation starts to build for the upcoming Justice League movie, which may be more of a Super Friends movie according to some, many people wonder what happened to the cartoon versions of everyone’s favorite super heroes. Was it no-fault divorce that closed the Hall of Justice, a feat that always eluded Lex Luthor and […]
At the Law Office of Ronald L. Kossack, we assist Arizona residents with family law cases including divorce, child custody, child support and modifications. We work with families in the East Valley and surrounding areas including Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Avondale, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Fountain Hills, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy and Florence. We also help residents living in and around Maricopa County and Pinal County.