How Do I Get An Arizona Uncontested Divorce?

An Arizona divorce is considered uncontested when one of two situations exists: One party files for divorce, and the other party does participate in the process.  The divorce then proceeds by default, meaning the filing party goes to a default hearing, and the Court awards a divorce without the second party’s participation; or The parties wish to both participate in determining the terms of the divorce, but they do not want to fight in Court. With Situation 2, there are still a number … [Read more...]

Can I Use Mediation If I Want To Move Out of Arizona With The Children?

If you have custody orders through the Arizona courts, you cannot move with the common children out of state, or even over 100 miles in state, absent an agreement or a Court Order. If the other parent contests the move, pursuant to Arizona law (A.R.S. § 25-408), the Court will determine whether the relocation is in the best interests of the child or children.  It is the burden of the party requesting the relocation to prove that the move is in the children’s best interests.  Some of the … [Read more...]

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