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November 27, 2017

Holiday Parenting Plans

At this time of year, holiday parenting time becomes a very important issue for divorcing couples. In Arizona, when there are children involved in a divorce case, the court requires that the parents have a written parenting plan. Parenting plans must satisfy certain statutory requirements and one of those requirements is a holiday schedule. The […]

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November 8, 2017

MARITAL WASTE

What is marital waste? Marital waste is essentially disposing of a marital asset to the detriment of the marital community. In Arizona, the statute governing marital waste is A.R.S. 25-318(C) stating as follows: C. This section does not prevent the court from considering all actual damages and judgments from conduct that resulted in criminal conviction […]

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October 26, 2017

Dividing Retirement Accounts Upon Divorce

Other than real estate, a retirement account is usually one of the largest assets people own.  In Arizona, if the retirement account was accumulated during the marriage, in the event of a divorce, it will be considered a marital community asset subject to equitable division by the court.  Once it is determined how much of […]

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August 29, 2017

HOW IS INHERITANCE TREATED DURING A DIVORCE?

People going through a divorce often wonder if they have to share money or property they received from an inheritance. The answer is a qualified “no”. The reason it is “qualified” is because the inheritance must be kept separate from other marital assets. As an example, if you receive a sum of money, let’s say […]

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August 2, 2017

Arizona Is A No Fault Divorce State

Arizona is a no-fault divorce state. In Arizona, like most states, you do not need to prove anything to be granted a divorce. It is not necessary to prove abandonment, abuse, neglect or anything else to get divorced. If one spouse denies the marriage is irretrievably broken, the court will hold a hearing to consider […]

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