Do I Have to Respond to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Arizona?

If you were served with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage or a Petition for Legal Separation (hereinafter “Petition”), ignoring it may result in unfair or otherwise undesirable orders. If you fail to formerly respond to the Petition within 20 calendar days of service (or within 30 days, if you were served outside of Arizona), your spouse could file an Application and Affidavit of Default.  You should receive a copy of this document in the mail.  If you fail to respond to the Petition … [Read more...]

What is a Legal Separation Action in Arizona?

A legal separation action in Arizona is an action where the parties want to remain married, but do not want to live together.   During the action, the parties will divide their assets, and arrange for child support, custody and spousal maintenance, where appropriate. People who choose a legal separation instead of a divorce usually base their decisions on one of the following factors: •    The parties want to live separately for a while before deciding if they want a divorce, and they want … [Read more...]

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