Do You Have to File for Divorce to Receive Alimony in Arizona?

Many people ask if they must file for a divorce or legal separation to be able to receive alimony in Arizona. Yes, the court only has the authority to award alimony in Arizona if one of the spouses have filed a Petition for Divorce or Petition for Legal Separation.

Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about alimony in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about alimony during a divorce 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.