Arizona Divorce Statutes


The Arizona State Legislature created the laws that apply to Arizona divorce cases. Those laws were enacted as the following set of statutes:

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Annulment

Dissolution of Marriage Statutes in Arizona.

Dissolution of Marriage Statutes in Arizona.

Dissolution of Marriage

  • 25-311
  • Jurisdiction; form of petition; award of decree
  • 25-312
  • Dissolution of marriage; findings necessary
  • 25-313
  • Decree of legal separation; findings necessary
  • 25-314
  • Pleadings; contents; defense; joinder of parties; confidentiality
  • 25-315
  • Temporary order or preliminary injunction; effect; definition
  • 25-316
  • Irretrievable breakdown; finding
  • 25-317
  • Separation agreement; effect
  • 25-318
  • Disposition of property; retroactivity; notice to creditors; assignment of debts; contempt of court
  • 25-318.01
  • Military retirement benefits; disability-related waiver
  • 25-318.02
  • Convicted spouse; award of community property; definition
  • 25-319
  • Maintenance; computation factors
  • 25-320
  • Child support; factors; methods of payment; additional enforcement provisions; definitions
  • 25-320.02
  • Self-employed parent; tax practitioner; definition
  • 25-321
  • Representation of child by counsel; fees
  • 25-322
  • Payment of maintenance or support; records; disclosure
  • 25-325
  • Decree; finality; restoration of maiden name
  • 25-326
  • Independence of provisions of decree or temporary order; forms
  • 25-327
  • Modification and termination of provisions for maintenance, support and property disposition
  • 25-328
  • Sequence of trials when custody or parenting time is an issue
  • 25-331
  • Notification requirements

Alienation of Affections

  • 25-341
  • Abrogation of alienation of affections action

Domestic Relations Education on Children’s Issues

  • 25-351
  • Domestic relations education; plan; administration
  • 25-352
  • Applicability of program; compliance
  • 25-354
  • Children’s issues education fund; report
  • 25-355
  • Fees; deferral or waiver

Court of Conciliation

  • 25-381.03
  • Applicability of article; determination by superior court
  • 25-381.04
  • Assignment of judges; number of sessions
  • 25-381.05
  • Transfer of cases; reason; duties of transferee judge
  • 25-381.06
  • Court assistants; salaries; appointments
  • 25-381.07
  • Director of conciliation; powers and duties
  • 25-381.09
  • Petition invoking jurisdiction or for transfer of action to conciliation court
  • 25-381.12
  • Blank forms; assistance in preparing and presenting petition
  • 25-381.14
  • Hearing; time; place; notice; citation; witnesses
  • 25-381.16
  • Conduct of hearing; recommendations; aid of specialists; expense; confidential communications
  • 25-381.17
  • Orders; duration of effectiveness; reconciliation agreement
  • 25-381.18
  • Dissolution of marriage; legal separation; annulment; stay of right to file; jurisdiction for pending actions
  • 25-381.19
  • Transfer of certain actions where minor child involved
  • 25-381.20
  • Procedure in actions where no child is involved; conciliation court may accept case
  • 25-381.22
  • Subsequent petition filed within one year
Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about Arizona divorce statutes to ensure everyone has access to information about divorce laws in Arizona. Chris is a divorce attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a divorce should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through in a divorce.

 

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