Gilbert, located in Maricopa County southeast of Phoenix, is the sixth-largest municipality in Arizona. Once primarily a farming community on the Arizona Eastern Railway line, Gilbert has transformed into an economically diverse metropolis with a rapidly growing population. The city has been ranked as one of the best places to live and one of the safest in the U.S. by various publications. Many of Gilbert’s residents are highly educated, and the city’s median household income is the highest in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Despite these attributes, families in Gilbert often face difficult challenges that cannot be resolved in the home. When a domestic conflict rises to the level of legal action, that’s the time to contact Cohen Family Law. Conveniently located in Phoenix, we are a premier family law practice serving clients in Gilbert and throughout the state of Arizona. When you consult us, we will provide you with informed representation when you need it most.
Gilbert Family Law Practice Areas
At Cohen Family law, we know that a marital breakup can have lasting repercussions not just for the divorcing spouses, but the entire family. When minor children are involved, resolving domestic issues can be even more vexing, especially when the parties cannot come to an agreement. Our processes are designed to help our clients reach negotiated solutions with as little court intervention as possible. Nonetheless, we are equally comfortable in the courtroom and have the skills and resources to litigate any matter, such as:
Founding attorney Mitchell E. Cohen is an experienced, compassionate family law attorney well-versed in the applicable marital and domestic relations laws. Whether you are considering divorce, embroiled in a child custody dispute, are seeking to enforce your parental rights, or need assistance with any other family law matter, our legal team will offer you a supportive environment in which you can make the best decisions about your future.
Divorce in Gilbert, Arizona
One of the key issues that must be resolved in a divorce is the distribution of marital property. Will the family home continue to be the residence of one of the spouses and the children or will the property be sold and the proceeds divided according to Arizona’s rules of equitable distribution? It is worth noting that marital property must be divided in a way that is fair to both parties, but not an equal 50-50 split. The best way to enforce your property rights in Gilbert, Arizona is to consult the divorce attorneys at Cohen Family Law.
Child Custody in Gilbert Arizona
Arizona, like many states in the U.S. has revised the concepts of custody and visitation to legal decisions and parenting time. In the past, the mother was given primary custody of the children, but today the rights of both mothers and fathers in raising their children are considered equal. In any event, before a divorce will be granted the spouses must agree on a parenting to establish which parent will have primary custodial rights and the visitation rights of the noncustodial parent. Although questions of child custody can become contentious, we encourage our clients to find solutions that are in the best interests of the children.
Child Support in Gilbert, Arizona
Once child custody arrangements have been established, the noncustodial parent will likely be required to pay child support to the other. While child support determinations consider parenting time and income discrepancies, the state relies on a formula that calculates each parent’s income, the number of children, their ages and educational and medical needs. Whether you are unwed mother looking to obtain child support from the father, or seeking to modify or enforce an existing child support order, it takes a skilled family law attorney like Mitchell E. Cohen to protect your interests and the well-being of your child.
Parental Rights in Gilbert, Arizona
Whether you are seeking financial support for your child or looking to assert your father’s rights, establishing paternity is necessary to determine parental rights and child custody and support matters. At Cohen Family Law, we understand that fathers, regardless of their marital status, are often at an unfair disadvantage in child custody matters, while unwed mothers face difficult challenges obtaining the resources they need to care for their children. When you work with our family law attorneys, we will never judge you and work tirelessly to enforce your parental rights.
Other Gilbert Family Law Issues
The practice of family law is not limited to divorce and all its implications but also includes matters such as adoption, paternity and even domestic violence. Moreover, the very notion of what constitutes a family is rapidly changing, especially in light of marital equality being afforded to same-sex couples. Nonetheless, nontraditional families face unique challenges in resolving delicate family law matters, particularly concerning matters such as child custody and parental rights. Regardless of your family situation or the challenge facing you, it takes a highly adept family law attorney to protect your interests.
Contact Our Gilbert Family Law Attorneys
As Gilbert continues to grow and evolve, families will continue to go through difficult transitions. Fortunately, they have access to the superior legal services at Cohen Family Law. Regardless of the family law issue you are facing, we will take the time to understand your circumstances and explore all your options. The practice of family law is unique in that we form close bonds with our clients in trying to resolve their most personal and pressing challenges. By placing your trust in us, you can rest assured that we will guide you through this difficult time so that you can look forward to a brighter future. Please contact our office today to set up a consultation.