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Establishing Paternity in Arizona

Establishing Paternity in Arizona Paternity is the legal identification of a child’s father. It is used to decide issues of legal decision-making (what used to be called custody), parenting time, and child support, as well as other issues such as inheritance rights.   Under Arizona Revised Statutes 25-814, a man is presumed to be a [...]

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Common Law Marriage and Covenant Marriage

Arizona Divorce: Marriage, Common Law Marriage, and Covenant Marriage   Marriage in Arizona Marriage is a contractual relationship. The laws for marriage vary from one state to another. Arizona law, for example, prohibits marriage between certain blood relations (between parents and children, including grandparents and grandchildren of every degree; between half- or whole-blood brothers and [...]

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Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) in an Arizona Divorce

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) in an Arizona Divorce   Spousal maintenance — also called “alimony” or “spousal support” — is money paid by one spouse to the other for support during and/or after a divorce or legal separation. When spouses separate, one person may be unable to pay for regular living expenses, in which case a [...]

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Establishing Child Support in Arizona

Establishing Child Support in Arizona   Arizona law states that “every person has the duty to provide all reasonable support for that person's natural and adopted minor, unemancipated children” (ARS 25-501). Parents who are divorced or who have never been married still have an obligation to support their biological or adopted children.   In 2005 [...]

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Community Property and Separate Property

Property in Arizona Divorce: Who Gets What?   Arizona is a community property state. This means that spouses generally share equal ownership of anything earned, purchased, acquired, or paid for during the marriage. It does not matter if only one spouse uses the property, or which spouse paid for the property, or whose name a [...]

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Divorce and Name Changes

Divorce and Name Change   Often, one or both spouses will want to change their name as part of the divorce process. If a spouse is returning to the name she or he used prior to the marriage (sometimes called a “maiden name”), the name change can be included as part of the divorce process. [...]

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Responding to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

Responding to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)   If you have been served with a Petition for Dissolution of a Non-Covenant Marriage, Arizona’s legal term for divorce, you have choices for how to respond. In the petition, your spouse will have alleged certain facts about your mutual assets and properties and may have [...]

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Arizona Parenting Plan Forms in Divorce

ARIZONA PARENTING PLAN FORM IN DIVORCE Parenting Plan Form for Couples Going Through Divorce Couples who are going through an uncontested divorce with children have many issues to consider as they transition from a married couple to divorced co-parents. There are many resources to help parents considering divorce. In today’s post I want to highlight [...]

By | April 3rd, 2014|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Arizona Parenting Plan Forms in Divorce

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE AND CONTESTED DIVORCE

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE VS. CONTESTED DIVORCE Contested Divorce Issues: Motion to Set, Pre-Trial Statement, Response to Petition for Divorce, and the Consent Decree WHAT IS AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE The Divorce Guy assists clients who have an uncontested divorce in Tucson and the surrounding areas. In an uncontested divorce, we typically go through a 4-step process and prepare the [...]

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Divorce and Taxes

DIVORCE AND TAXES At The Divorce Guy, we combine two important areas of expertise. We provide legal case management document preparation for couples who are divorced or separated. We have dealt with the intersection of divorce and taxes many times.   The IRS has provided guidance for couples divorced during the 2013 tax year. We’ll [...]

By | February 11th, 2014|The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Divorce and Taxes