Phoenix Family Law & Divorce Attorney
Attorney Mitchell E. Cohen is a leader in family law in the state of Arizona. With an office in Phoenix, he provides clients with a high level of personal service that is also affordable. Many individuals believe that family law is only about divorce, however, this area of law encompasses a wide range of issues including child custody and support, mediation, adoption, paternity, and even domestic violence.
When family conflicts can only be resolved by legal action, it is essential to engage the services of a trustworthy attorney who is not only compassionate, but also an expert in family law. Mitchell E. Cohen is dedicated to understanding his clients’ needs and being their advocate during their most challenging times. He routinely handles all aspects of family law and he is well-versed in conflict resolution whether through mediation, arbitration, or when necessary, litigation.
Cohen Family Law Practice Areas
Cohen Family Law offers representation and assistance in the following areas:
Today, many marriages end in separation or divorce and the long-lasting consequences can be a burden for the entire family. Depending on how the proceedings are handled, whether amicably or hotly contested, you need an attorney who is flexible and can work towards a peaceful resolution or vigorously defend your rights in court. We have extensive experience resolving child support issues, “legal decision making,” “parenting time,” spousal support and division of property.
Child Custody & Visitation
Arizona has recognized a parent’s right to be able to parent their children. Under Arizona law, custody and visitation are known as “legal decision making” and “parenting time.” Whether the issue is related to the major decisions concerning your children or the time you will be able to spend with your children, we will work with you to resolve these questions in a way that preserves the best interests of your children.
Spousal Maintenance (Support)
Known in some states as “alimony,” spousal support is often a pivotal issue in a divorce proceeding. Some of the factors involved in determining spousal support include the income and property of each spouse, the length of the marriage, the age and health of the parties, the present and future earning capacity of each party, and a spouses need for further education in order to earn a living. We can assist you in establishing, modifying or terminating a spousal support order.
The court considers a number of factors in calculating child support payments including each parent’s income, whether one parent is paying spousal maintenance to the other, the parenting time arrangements, and any health, medical, or educational expenses of the child. Whether you pay or receive child support, Cohen Family Law can guide you through the process of initiating, enforcing, modifying or challenging a child support order. We also help clients with child support arrearage issues and in certain circumstances may be able to seek back child support.
Mediation is a more civil and less expensive way to legally end a marriage rather than going to trial. The goal of mediation is to balance each spouse’s needs in dividing the marital assets and debts, resolving child custody issues, and determining child support and spousal maintenance amounts. A proper mediation is designed to enable the spouses to reach a fair agreement with the help of their attorneys. In the end, mediation can be a faster and less expensive way to resolve any family law issue. If you believe mediation may be an option, our office can explain the process and assist in mediating your particular issues.
Severance & Adoption
While the adoption process is one of the less adversarial areas of our family law practice, it also involves a number of legal and bureaucratic complexities. Cohen Family Law assists with step parent adoptions as well as the severance of rights of an uninvolved, uninterested parent. We will prepare the required documentation, explain all of the adoption issues, represent you at the adoption hearings and advocate on your behalf should any challenges arise in the future.
Paternity lawsuits are often required in order to determine parental rights, and custody or support matters when the identity of the biological father is in question. Even if this individual does not wish to play an active role in the child’s upbringing, he still has the obligation to provide financial support for the child. Cohen Family Law can provide you with legal guidance, assist in filing a paternity suit with the appropriate court or defend you against a paternity action.
Domestic violence occurs in many relationships in the form of harassment, assault, sexual abuse or neglect. Cohen Family Law will work with you in order to protect your physical safety.
"From the professional appearance to the amazing hands down performance he has shown me throughout my case, there's no doubt's in my mind why he's rated 5 STARS!"
“Mitch helped me maneuver through a tough time and guided me to being in a better place with the case..."
"Mitch did a great job with my divorce. My case was very complex and involved. He handled the case with professionalism and did a fantastic job in trial. I would highly recommend him."
Why Choose Cohen Family Law?
Whether you are considering divorce or need help mediating a family legal dispute, you need an attorney who will take every measure to protect you, your children, and your assets. You also need a capable and compassionate attorney to guide you throughout the legal process. That attorney is Mitch Cohen.
Cohen Family Law offers decades of experience in all areas of domestic law, which quickly become interrelated as the case progresses. For instance, it is not uncommon for a client to come to us seeking to modify a visitation order, only to discover an underlying child support or custody issue that needs to be resolved.
The practice of family law is unique because it calls upon us to aggressively advocate for our clients while also becoming engaged in their lives and forming a personal bond. We provide a non-judgmental and compassionate approach to handling your matters, and we are uniquely qualified to be your advocate.
There are hundreds of attorneys in Arizona, however only one can offer the dedication, experience and legal knowledge held by Cohen Family Law. We are totally focused on helping clients navigate their family law issues and we encourage you to contact our office in Phoenix today for a free consultation.