Divorce Law Firm in Scottsdale
Call (480) 630-2464 for Compassionate Guidance Through Divorce
No matter which side of a divorce case you are on, the process can be very
difficult financially and emotionally. One of the best resources that
you can have during this difficult time is a knowledgeable Scottsdale
divorce attorney who can provide you with answers to all of your questions
and be your guide through your case.
Why Choose Our Divorce Attorneys?
- Serving Arizona since 1967
Southwest Super Lawyers®
85+ five-star reviews from clients
- AV Rated Firm by Martindale-Hubbell for our very high ethical standards
and legal ability
- 2016 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Divorce Lawyer
contested divorce to
divorce mediation, we are ready to help you take advantage of a host of legal options that
can help you swiftly and respectfully resolve even the most complex issues
ahead of you in a divorce.
Call Owens and Perkins, P.C. at (480) 630-2464 or
schedule a free 1/2 hour evaluation to discuss a strategy.
Understanding Arizona Divorce Law
Arizona is a
no-fault divorce state, which means that the only requirement for a divorce is that one party
wants it. Arizona is also a
community property state. When it comes to property distribution, most assets or debts acquired
during the marriage will be shared. In addition, each party owns or owes
an undivided interest in the assets or debts. There are, however, a few
exceptions to this general rule.
Exceptions include if you receive those assets in the following ways:
- Acquired prior to the marriage
- By gift or devise (by a will)
- By descent (inheritance)
The courts presume that assets and debts accrued during the marriage are
community property. As a result of that generalization, if a spouse wants
to claim an item as his or her sole and separate asset, then he or she
must prove that it was acquired in one of the above ways. With a valid
pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement, this property division process can be made much easier.
What Issues Do I Need to Resolve in a Divorce?
During a divorce, the following issues will be addressed:
Going through a divorce can be traumatic for many people, especially when
there are children involved. It is certainly a life-altering experience.
Not going through it alone is one of the best decisions you will ever
make for yourself and children. Discover how our trusted, award-winning
lawyers can help you.
Want to be represented by Owens and Perkins, P.C.?
Contact us at (480) 630-2464!