division of property in a divorce

Reasons for Unequal Division in Divorce

Arizona is a community property state. Sometimes, community property states are also referred to as “50/50” states. In community property states, all marital property is presumed to be owned equally by the spouses. As Arizona law requires an equitable division of the marital assets in a divorce, marital property is divided equally because of the…

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Things to Do Before Divorce

You may have been considering divorce for a while. It is a big decision and one that usually necessitates a great deal of reflection. If you have decided to move forward with divorce, you may feel prepared to proceed. After all, it is likely something you have thought about a lot. There are, however, some…

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What Is Parental Alienation?

It is an unfortunate reality that divorces can get messy. They are personal and emotional. When children are involved, the impacts can run particularly deep. Sometimes, parents cannot separate the hurt they are feeling and it comes out in unproductive and even emotionally harmful ways. For instance, a parent may make it a mission to…

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What Is a Gray Divorce

In recent years, there has been an increasing number of what has come to be referred to as “gray divorces.” More people are getting divorced later in life. In many cases, these are couples who may have stuck together until their children grew up and went off to college and then, when faced with an…

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How Is Property Divided in an Arizona Divorce?

Have you decided to get a divorce? Divorce can be a difficult time and one filled with many changes that will set the tone for your life far into the future. One of the bigger things happening during the divorce process that can have a significant impact on your post-divorce life is the division of…

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How Are Child Care Expenses Divided After Divorce?

It is no secret. Children are expensive. Think about it. Think about what goes into raising and caring for a child, financially speaking. There may be more expenses than you realize. There are expenses that go far beyond providing for a child’s basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. There are school fees. There…

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How Is a Divorce Different from an Annulment?

You may have heard the terms “divorce” and “annulment” used interchangeably, however a divorce and an annulment are two different concepts. Understanding the difference can be helpful if you are considering separating from your spouse. This article will provide an overview of what an annulment is, how it is different from a divorce, and how…

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How to Avoid Divorce Litigation

Going through a marital breakup is never easy, especially when a divorce proceeding becomes highly contentious. If disputes arise over key issues such as dividing marital assets or child custody and visitation, the court battle could become lengthy and expensive. For couples who wish to avoid the emotional and financial fall out of a highly-contested…

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