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Arizona Laws On Military Divorce

Military law adds to the complexity of the family law field.  Additional rules apply if you are going through divorce and you or your spouse is a member of the US Armed Forces. These extra rules can affect how the divorce process begins and proceeds, and what its outcomes will...
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Signs Your Spouse Is Hiding Assets During Your Arizona Divorce

Marriage is seen by law as a “community” where both spouses share equal rights. These include rights to property assets and access rights to financial records and documents. Arizona is a community property state and maintains that property acquired during the marriage, including income and real property, rightfully belongs to...
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Arizona Law On Retroactive Child Support

A key issue in a divorce or legal separation is child support. Generally, the child is raised by the custodial parent while the non-custodial parent contributes by paying child support. A child support order, however, can be delayed or not attended to, leaving the custodial parent to take on financial...
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How Is Alimony Determined In Arizona?

Alimony is now known as spousal maintenance and it is a primary issue in divorce. Among the first questions that separating spouses usually ask is “Will I get spousal payments after divorce?” Or conversely, “Will I have to pay alimony to my ex-spouse?” They also ask about the amount of...
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How Long Do You Have To Be Married To Receive Alimony In AZ?

Spousal maintenance, formerly called alimony, is meant to support an ex-spouse who experiences economic difficulties following divorce. Typically, the higher-earning spouse will have to pay spousal support to the low-earning (or non-earning) spouse. But apart from income, does the length of marriage matter in getting spousal maintenance? And if so,...
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How is Child Custody Determined in Arizona?

Filing for a divorce is a painful decision to make especially when there are children involved. Child custody decisions often make the divorce process more difficult. In cases involving child custody, the general rule in Arizona never changes – the child’s best interest is paramount. The best outcome is for...
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How Much Does A Divorce Lawyer Cost In Arizona?

How much will you spend on a lawyer-handled Arizona divorce? According to a Lawyers.com survey, total costs for an Arizona divorce range from $4,000 to $28,000, with the average being $13,000. Let’s take a closer look at lawyer fees and other expenses an Arizona divorce may include. Cost Of A...
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Modifying Parenting Time In Arizona

Modification of parenting time is the process to change an existing visitation order or parenting time decree regarding your child. In Arizona, you will need to request the court to grant this change, provided you satisfy certain qualifications. Here is an overview of this process in Arizona. There are two...
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How Do I File For Divorce In Arizona?

Divorce in Arizona is formally known as a dissolution of marriage. Here is an overview of the procedures involved in filing for a divorce in this state. Before you can file for divorce, you must satisfy what is commonly called the residency requirement, although it involves more than having an...
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