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Does Adultery Affect Divorce In Arizona?

If an affair has damaged your marriage and you and your spouse are getting divorced, you may be wondering if the infidelity would sway the court’s favor. Does the family court in Arizona judge against an unfaithful spouse? Will this affect alimony and property division? Generally, the answer to these...
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How Is A Business Divided In An Arizona Divorce?

A business is a marital asset that may be divided during divorce. Determining how much each spouse contributed to the business and therefore how much each should get becomes contentious. For business owners who are considering divorce, having a lawyer is indispensable. The attorney should be experienced in business division,...
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How To Get Sole Child Custody In Arizona

Seeking full child custody after a divorce in Arizona begins with filing in your county court a “Petition to Establish Child Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support.” A spouse’s history of domestic violence, negligent parenting, or drug abuse might cause you to file. The internet makes getting started easier. In...
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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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