Divorced woman receiving alimony.

What Are the Risks of Not Paying Alimony in Arizona?

Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, is commonly ordered in Arizona divorce cases. Oftentimes, the spouse responsible for making the payments faces difficult financial circumstances, and missing a payment might cross their mind.  Regardless of the economics of their situation, the responsible spouse should do everything in their power to fulfill their court-mandated obligation. The…

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Divorcing couple sitting at a table thinking about a contesting divorce

4 Reasons to Contest Your Divorce

Amicable and drama-free divorces do indeed exist. But let’s face it, the norm is for there to be at least a splash of drama in most divorce proceedings. In many cases, there’s enough volatility to warrant a contesting divorce. Contested and Uncontested Divorces In Arizona, a divorce starts when one spouse files a petition for…

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The Challenges of Divorcing a Narcissist

What Should you Expect when Divorcing a Narcissist? No divorce is without its measure of pain. Even in the most amicable collaborative divorces where the parties easily come to an agreement on all terms, there is likely at least a pang of pain or sadness over the failure of what was once a happy marriage….

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The Emergence of Divorce Registries

How do Newly Single People Start Over after Divorce? Phoenix divorce attorneys see many clients come into their offices knowing only that they want out of their marriage. They often don’t know what the process of divorce entails or what to expect after the divorce. When a divorcing couple has minor children, working out the…

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divorcing woman signing papers

Getting Your Name Changed After Divorce

Divorce marks a big change in a person’s life. As part of marking that change, many women decide to go back to using a previous name or their maiden name once a divorce has been finalized. The good news is that most states, Arizona included, make the process relatively easy. It does, however, involve multiple…

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Woman holding child's hand.

Best Interests of the Child Factors in Arizona

When a couple is divorcing, child custody battles can become fierce fast. Children, after all, go to the heart of the family and so much of our lives. Sometimes, co-parents are able to reach an agreement on all child custody issues and the agreement is ratified by the court without incident. This can be great…

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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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