Divorce in Arizona your First Step

If you are reading this article, you are probably considering a divorce in Arizona or helping a loved one who is faced with one.  My purpose in writing articles is to let people know they have a choice in how they end their marriage.  Many people assume that the only way to get divorced is to engage in an adversarial process.  That is not true.  While you can use the traditional litigation process, that is not the only option. Traditional litigation involves one party filing a Petition … [Read more...]

Who has to Pay for Attorney’s Fees and Costs in Arizona Family Law Cases?

Spousal Maintenance, also known as “alimony” is financial support given to a spouse in a dissolution of marriage or legal separation action.  Spousal maintenance is sometimes intended just to help a party get back on his/her feet (for example, support while a party returns to school to become more marketable) and is sometimes intended to support a party indefinitely. One qualifies for spousal maintenance when that person is unable to support his/her reasonable needs through his/her property or … [Read more...]

How Do Property and Assets Get Divided In An Arizona Divorce Mediation? – Mediation Divorce Arizona

When couples accrue property during the Arizona marriage in any way other than gift or inheritance(community property), they need an effective manner to divide that property during the divorce.   Arizona law requires an “equitable” (near equal) division of community property.  However, the Court generally sanctions any reasonable division, and mediation gives the parties more of an opportunity to get creative in the division.  Further, mediation offers a calm and amicable environment to discuss … [Read more...]

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