How do I Start a Divorce in Arizona?
Starting a Divorce in Arizona
You start a divorce by filing a divorce petition, as well as other related documents, that are required to be filed with the initial divorce petition. These documents are filed with the clerk of the county court where you reside. You will be required to pay a filing fee at the time the initial divorce paperwork is filed. However, you can apply to have the filing fee waived if you meet the necessary financial requirements to waive that fee. Each county court has unique local rules that must be followed when the petition is filed. You must, therefore, check all appropriate rules to ensure you are filing the correct paperwork in your county.
Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about how to start a 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.