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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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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. [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:36:06+00:00October 2nd, 2014|CHILD SUPPORT, Custody, divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Divorce and Name Changes

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 |2019-06-14T22:36:06+00:00April 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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Tucson & Phoenix Paralegal Services -Divorce

Tucson & Phoenix Paralegal - What is an “Uncontested Divorce” in Arizona?  In order to understand what an “uncontested divorce” is in the state of Arizona, it is probably best to start with the meaning of a “contested divorce” in Arizona. A “contested divorce” as the name implies, means that one party contests some aspect [...]

By |2019-06-20T21:36:26+00:00January 10th, 2014|divorce, The Divorce Guy Blog|Comments Off on Tucson & Phoenix Paralegal Services -Divorce

Divorce vs Legal Separation

DIVORCE vs LEGAL SEPARATION When contemplating divorce or legal separation both parties may wonder which is better?  When a marriage is ending, one or both spouses may be wondering what the difference is between a divorce or legal separation. There are many similarities and very distinct differences between a legal separation and a divorce. When [...]

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