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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Parenting Time: When Does A Child Get To Decide Where They Want To Live?
The “wishes of the child” is just one of the factors that the court will consider. A child’s voice can be heard, but it is not up to the child.