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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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High Asset Divorce In Arizona: Issues To Look Out For

High-net worth individuals considering divorce must expect an exceedingly challenging process. The divorce becomes more technically complex as the value of held assets increase. And because the stakes are high, the dissolution of the marriage can be more contentious than most, with each spouse seeking to secure what they think...
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How Are Assets Divided in Divorce in Arizona?

Divorcing couples in Arizona must reach an agreeable arrangement on how to divide their assets and debt. Otherwise, decisions on property division, also known as equitable distribution, will fall under the Superior Court. Whatever assets the couple own and wherever they are located, the court will determine how they should...
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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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