Family law is a pretty broad topic that can encompass many different aspects and areas of specialization. Here at The Law Office of Ronald Kossack, we know it can be confusing at times.

Because of this, today’s blog is going to focus on eight areas we cover in relation to family law. If you’re in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, or Tempe and need help with any of these aspects of family law, then we can help. Contact our family law attorney today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Decision Making and Parenting Time

Here in Arizona, legal custody is known as “decision making” and “parenting time” refers to a visitation schedule or joint custody plan. Our family law attorney can help you negotiate both and help you reach a situation that is ideal for both you and your children. Joint custody can be incredibly beneficial for children depending on the circumstances. Be sure to check out our posts on talking to kids about joint custody and talking to your partner about joint custody.

Child Support

You know how important child support will be to your family after your upcoming divorce or separation. When you work with our family law firm, we will argue for reasonable child support and present the best possible case for it to be awarded. You want your children to continue to live comfortably and feel supported after your divorce, and child support is one of the best ways to ensure this.


When it comes to family law, most people know divorce is involved. Here at The Law Office of Ronald Kossack, we have extensive experience with divorce and will work hard to meet a peaceful resolution whenever possible. We believe families can continue to work together after a divorce, but it starts with a fair divorce process. When a case cannot be settled, our divorce lawyer will provide litigation of your case that is both aggressive and efficient.

Divorce Mediation

There are pros and cons of divorce mediation, and it could very well be right for you and your family. Resolving issues and divorce through mediation will save both of you time, money, and emotional stress if you’re communicative enough to work together to reach a solution. It’s important to recognize, however, when mediation is not for you. Our family law attorney offers an initial consultation for free — schedule one to discuss if mediation is for you!


Changes in your life can sometimes warrant the modification of an existing court order. Your child’s well-being is of top concern when seeking modification. Our family law lawyer can work closely with you to determine eligibility and to build a strong case. However, modification is certainly not something that should happen after a frustrating moment with your ex or as any sort of punishment. It’s a serious process that moves through the court and could be permanent.


Fathers’ rights are an important aspect to consider within family law because they can completely alter the outcome of a case. Our family law attorney has represented both fathers and mothers for more than 20 years to ensure appropriate parental rights, along with fair and reasonable decision making and parenting time.

Prenuptial Agreements

It’s well-known that prenuptial agreements can provide security and decreased stress prior to a marriage and in the event that a divorce occurs. There are a lot of myths about prenuptial agreements, but prenuptial agreements are a good idea even if it’s your first marriage. Our family law attorney has drafted hundreds of agreements.

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Alimony is commonly associated with divorce, understandably, and is a frequently dealt-with aspect of family law. The court considers several factors before awarding alimony, including need and a spouse’s ability to pay. When you work with us for family law, we’ll pursue all options to find an appropriate spousal maintenance amount.

Get Help With Family Law In Tempe

Family law doesn’t have to be complicated when you work with The Law Firm of Ronald Kossack. If you need help with anything in this list, then contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. With more than 20 years of experience, we’re the family law firm for you.