How Long Can You Be Legally Separated in Arizona
Some clients ask how long can you be legally separated in Arizona. The answer is very simple. You can be legally separated in Arizona for as long as both spouses wish or until the death of one of the spouses. The death of a spouse terminates the marital relationship automatically without the other spouse having to go to court to obtain a divorce in Arizona. The legal separation, however, can also terminate if either party files a divorce petition and gets a divorce decree from a court.
Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about how long you can be legally separated in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about legal separation 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 or legal separation should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.