How to File for Divorce in AZ

Providing Compassionate Guidance Through the Divorce Process

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 and be your guide through your case.

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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?

Going through a divorce is traumatic for most 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.

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