Understanding Divorce in Arizona
Are you considering a divorce in AZ? If so, it’s important to educate yourself on the topic and make a deducted decision on whether or not to Hildebrand Law, PC understands the complexities of a divorce and is ready to answer all of your questions during your consultation. Please call our firm now. When it comes to getting a divorce in AZ, there are basic rules and requirements you should know about.
Grounds for Divorce in AZ
- Habitual substance abuse
- Agreement between the parties to the divorce
- The commitment of a felony
- Physical or sexual abuse
To understand the complete grounds for a divorce in AZ, you are advised to speak with a lawyer.
Residency Requirement and Waiting Period
You must be an Arizona resident for a minimum period of 90 days before you can file for a divorce in Arizona. A further 60 days are required upon serving the petition for a divorce. After this time period, the court can grant a judgment.
- Personal possessions
- Homes, land, and real estate
When the property is being divided, the court might also assign each spouse his or her respective obligations and debts. Marital misconduct, such as adultery, is not considered by the courts.
- One spouse cannot provide for his or her needs
- Is unable to provide for themselves
- Is caring for a child who is under 18 or has a special condition
- If one spouse contributed to the education of another spouse
- If the marriage lasted over 10 years
The Arizona courts will review several factors before granting alimony and the numerical amount. Having a lawyer on your side might assist you with this matter.
Child Support and Custody
Child custody is chosen based upon the best interests of the child, or children, involved. It may include legal or physical custody of one or both parents. The decision includes numerous factors that pertain to the individual parents’ circumstances. Child support often reflects this decision. Due to its complex nature, you may want to talk to a lawyer for more advice.
Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about divorce in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about divorce laws in Arizona. Chris is a family law 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.