Scottsdale, Arizona is an enticing place, offering residents and visitors alike an array of cultural events, natural wonders, and fascinating historical sites. If you and your family live in or around Scottsdale, you have access to Butterfly Wonderland, which truly lives up to its name, the Maricopa Indian Community, several fascinating art museums, and sites that revive the Old West, such as The Little Red Schoolhouse, Rusty Spur Saloon, and Cavalliere’s Blacksmith Shop. Amazing natural beauty awaits those who visit the McDowell Sonoran Preserve where over 100 miles of trails weave through one of the most diverse environments on earth. Notwithstanding the wonderful combination of excitement and tranquility Scottsdale offers, families who live here deal with the same joys and difficulties that affect families everywhere. Cohen Family Law, conveniently located in Phoenix, is a well-respected family law practice that has been helping clients handle issues on the home front successfully for decades.
How Our Scottsdale Family Law Attorney Can Help
Our lead attorney, Mitchell E. Cohen, is not only a superb family law attorney, he is also a caring person. Our team has in-depth knowledge and the skill set needed to assist you whether you are going through a divorce, adopting a child, or dealing with domestic violence. The advantages of engaging us as your legal representatives are many. We offer you:
- Free initial consultation
- Direct ongoing communication with attorneys
- Effective, thoughtful legal services
- Flexible scheduling
- An inclusive atmosphere in which everyone, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation is treated with respect
When you consult us, we will provide you with informed representation when you need it most. As a comprehensive family law firm, we are well-prepared to assist you with all of family law, including divorce, paternity, adoption, and domestic abuse.
Divorce in Scottsdale, Arizona
Although the divorce rate throughout the U.S. seems to be dropping, a high percentage of the national population lives in blended families. In these families, issues from previous marriages and other relationships are an ongoing challenge. No matter where you live, divorce is a complicated legal process, especially if there are children involved or yours is a high-asset divorce. When you consult with Cohen Family Law you will find that we are fully prepared to assist you by negotiating with agility to protect your interests. Though we prefer to arrive at an agreement through diplomatic means, we are strong litigators if it becomes necessary to settle your divorce in a court of law. Divorce is a puzzle with many pieces. Depending on your individual circumstances these pieces will include one or many of the following. Our capable attorneys will help you facilitate agreement with your ex-spouse and his/her lawyer on issues concerning:
Division of Property
We will work hard to arrange a fair, legal way to distribute what you and your spouse own in terms of real estate, vehicles, furnishings, investments, businesses and savings, paying close attention to which belongings are “marital assets” and which belong to only one individual.
Division of Debts
We will make sure that your communal debts are shared, but that you are not responsible for debts accrued without your knowledge — e.g. due to a secret addiction to drugs or gambling.
Child Custody and Parenting Time
We will fight to ensure that your right to share in important decisions about your children’s education, religion, and medical care (known as “legal custody”). We will also work diligently to see that your children’s best interests are served by the custody arrangement (joint or sole) agreed upon. If your spouse retains “physical custody” of the children, we will make certain that you get a generous amount of parenting time with your offspring.
Cohen Family Law attorneys will also make sure that, depending on the situation, you contribute or receive appropriate child support, whether you are the custodial parent or not. In assessing the amount of child support necessary, we will make sure your spouse’s and your income levels are taken into account, as well as the other assets each of you will have after the divorce is finalized.
Modifications of the Divorce Agreement
At Cohen Family Law, we are well aware that in Scottsdale, as everywhere else, circumstances change, and it is likely that alterations may have to be made to your divorce decree. If so, we are well-prepared to negotiate adjustments necessary because of a new or lost job, an illness or death, remarriage, or the birth or adoption of a child.
Other Practice Areas Handled by Our Scottsdale Family Law Attorney
Our talented attorneys are well-schooled in all aspects of family law and have successfully dealt with cases involving many areas that don’t stem from divorce, such as:
If you are the father of a child born outside of your marriage to the child’s mother, you have legal rights and responsibilities relative to the child. We will lead you through the winding paths to establish appropriate closeness with your offspring, even if their mother doesn’t want you involved. On the other hand, if you are the mother of a child whose biological father refuses to support his offspring, we will help you prove paternity and obtain the funds you need to raise your child comfortably. In either case, modern DNA testing procedures now offer definitive proof of paternity.
Adoption is a joyful part of any family lawyer’s job. We take great pleasure in helping Scottsdale parents enlarge their families through adoption and will support you through a process that may be lengthy and frustrating, but will almost always have a happy ending. We are eager to help anyone — gay or straight, single or married — who wants to become an adoptive parent.
Mitchell E. Cohen has extensive experience with the scourge of domestic violence. If your home has become unsafe, or if you are being accused of criminal behavior due to contentious attempts at divorce, get in touch with our office so we can get at the truth and enable you and your children to live in peaceful surroundings.
Contact Our Scottsdale Family Law Attorney
When it comes to your family you want nothing but the best. In Scottsdale, Arizona, the most trustworthy, talented attorneys are at Cohen Family Law. Contact us soon and see for yourself.