Category Archives: Divorce
What is Rule 69 Agreement and Can it Be Helpful in Your Divorce?
When going through a divorce, there are multiple issues that need to be resolved, such as property division, spousal maintenance, child custody and child support. Making the process as straightforward and organized as possible can go a long way towards easing stress for all involved and minimizing legal costs. In Arizona, a Rule 69 agreement […]
Why You Should Have a Lawyer in Your Uncontested Divorce
It’s common to think of an uncontested divorce as one in which the spouses agree on everything. That is why couples who just want a clean break sometimes opt for a do-it-yourself divorce. But if you’re contemplating such a move, be aware that although an uncontested divorce is simpler and more efficient than a contested […]
Mistakes to Avoid in a High Net Worth Divorce
Going through a divorce often involves division of marital property, which can be difficult no matter how much the spouses possess. But for wealthier couples, property division is far more complicated. There is more to value and more to divide and the fight over these assets can be more contentious. You need to be extra […]
Keeping Your Health Insurance After Divorce
Going through a divorce can require major changes to your financial arrangements, including insurance. If you have been covered by your spouse’s health insurance policy, that coverage will end as soon as the divorce is final. You need to take steps to secure replacement insurance and to make certain there is no gap in coverage. […]
Options for Scheduling Visits in a Parenting Plan
Deciding how you’ll parent your minor children after a divorce can add more stress to an already trying situation. In Arizona, the courts require divorcing spouses granted joint child custody to agree to a detailed schedule controlling how much time children spend with each parent and when. But determining the parenting time schedule that best […]
The Perils of Opting for a Do-It-Yourself Divorce
We live in an on-demand, do-it-yourself world, with access to loads of information at our fingertips that allow many things to be handled without expert help. However, one thing that’s very risky to attempt to do yourself is a divorce. Though you may think you’re saving money, a DIY divorce can create more trouble than […]
Why Choose Legal Separation Instead of Divorce?
Divorce is not the only option for married couples with irreconcilable differences. Another choice is legal separation, which allows for spouses to live apart under a court decree that governs their financial and parenting obligations. However, the spouses remain legally married in all other respects. There are varied reasons why some couples find this a […]
Dividing Retirement Benefits in an Arizona Divorce
For many Americans, retirement accounts — such as a pension, IRA or 401k — make up a significant portion of their assets and are vital to maintaining their standard of living in later years. If you are married, however, your retirement accounts are not necessarily yours alone. They may be considered as part of the […]
What Makes You Eligible for Alimony
Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, may be available in a divorce in Arizona. It is intended to be temporary — providing financial support for a spouse who requires time, education and/or training in order to become financially independent. Establishing eligibility for alimony requires showing a need on the part of one spouse as well […]
What Makes a Divorce Uncontested?
Like other states, Arizona authorizes uncontested divorce. Known as “divorce by consent decree,” it does not require proving either spouse is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. There is no trial or litigation and the court’s only functions are to review the parties’ proposed agreements for fundamental fairness and issue a final decree. […]