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Attacking a Postnuptial Agreement in Arizona

Posted on : May 25, 2017
Attacking a Postnuptial Agreement in Arizona
Attacking a Postnuptial Agreement in Arizona In the Arizona Court of Appeals case of Austin v. Austin, the court determined the validity of an arbitration clause that requires parties to have a third party arbitrator settle their dispute if there is a disagreement. This arbitration clause was created in an agreement between the spouses that […]

Arizona Post-Marital Property Division

Posted on : May 22, 2017
Arizona Post Marital Property Division
Arizona Post-Marital Property Division During a divorce an unavoidable part of the process is a fair division of assets and property between the two parties. One topic that should be of concern to those involved are the labels of community property and separate property. All property acquired by either party before their marriage is deemed […]

Murderer-Spouse & Community Property Share in Arizona

Posted on : April 3, 2017
Murderer Spouse and Community Property Share in ArizonaMurderer Spouse and Community Property Share in Arizona
Murderer-Spouse & Community Property Share in Arizona Arizona is a community property state. That means that all money earned by either spouse during the marriage belongs equally to both. Generally, a person who murders his spouse is not entitled to inherit from her. Is he entitled to his half of the community property though? In […]

Damages Caused by a Community Property Vehicle

Posted on : January 11, 2017
Damages Caused by a Community Property Vehicle
Damages Caused by a Community Property Vehicle Generally, property a spouse brings to a marriage remains his or her separate property. However, the spouses can agree to convert the property to community property. It can also be converted to community property by gift. In Sellers v. Allstate Ins. Co., 555 P.2d 1113 (1976) the Arizona […]

Determining if a Household is Separate Property or Community Property in Arizona

Posted on : December 28, 2016
Determining if a Household is Separate Property or Community Property in Arizona
Determining if a Household is Separate Property or Community Property in Arizona In Bowart v. Bowart, 625 P.2d 920 (1980) the Arizona Court of Appeals addressed the issue of property division. Mrs. Bowart and Mr. Bowart married in Arizona in 1969. Mrs. Bowart had substantial assets before marriage. She was a beneficiary of the estate […]