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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 […]
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 […]
Choosing Legal Separation as an Alternative to Divorce
Divorce is not the only option for spouses whose marriage is at the breaking point. Arizona law also recognizes legal separation. Divorce and separation are both court proceedings in which a judge can make orders concerning child custody, child support, spousal support and other issues. The major difference is that divorce ends the marriage but […]