Under state divorce laws, the state is a community property state when it comes to property division. This means that each spouse will keep his or her separate property and marital property acquired during the marriage will be divided equitably when filing divorce.
It may be possible for the couple to create a separation agreement that outlines how the couple will handle property division, as well as Arizona alimony, child custody, child support and other relevant issues that may come up when filing for divorce.
The Arizona divorce court will approve the agreement if it is considered reasonable and fair. Any other agreements, such as a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement, may be recognized by the divorce court too.
A local Arizona divorce lawyer can further explain the property division process and how the divorce court may make property distribution in your divorce. Connect with an Arizona divorce attorney in your area to learn more. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out an Arizona divorce case review to get in touch with an Arizona divorce lawyer near you today.
The above synopsis of Arizona divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Arizona divorce lawyer in your area.
Arizona divorce laws were last updated May 2009.
Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.