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How Do I Respond To A Divorce Petition In Arizona?

The divorce process begins with one spouse filing a divorce petition then serving (delivering) the papers to the other spouse. The spouse who receives the papers is called the respondent. If you have been served divorce papers in Arizona, you may either file your response within a certain time period,...
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How To Prepare For Divorce As A Man In Arizona

Arizona law gives equal treatment to men and women in divorce, but as a man, you may have some specific concerns on your mind such as child custody, parenting time, finances, and more. How do you prepare yourself for an oncoming divorce and your potential post-divorce life? Here are some...
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How Do I Serve Divorce Papers In Arizona?

In legal parlance, the “service” of papers is the required process of notifying the other party that you have filed something in court concerning them. If you have filed for divorce, you need to “serve” your spouse through any of the official methods prescribed by law, and submit to the...
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How Do I Get Sole Custody In Arizona?

It some cases, it may be best for one parent to have sole custody of their child, especially if the other parent has been involved in serious domestic issues such as child abuse or neglect. If you are seeking sole child custody in Arizona, you’ll want to understand our state’s...
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Arizona Community Property Law

One of the most disputed aspects of divorce is the division of marital property. This is even more challenging in Arizona, which is one of the few ‘community property states’ in the US. What does this mean for divorcing spouses? Who gets what in an Arizona divorce? Here is a...
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Maricopa County Spousal Maintenance Guidelines

Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony or spousal support, is something that many divorcing spouses ask about. Will one spouse be awarded alimony if they seek it? How much? And for how long? In Arizona, there are no hard-and-fast rules or formulas for determining spousal maintenance. This matter is up...
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Is Arizona a 50-50 State in a Divorce?

Arizona and nine other states are community property states. They follow the confusingly termed 50-50 system of divorce. Not all property divisions in Arizona conclude with each party getting an equal share of assets. Rather, the court’s goal is to equitably divide a couple’s assets at the conclusion of the...
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