Appealing a Divorce Decree in Arizona: FAQs (Pt. 1)

Just because a final divorce decree has been handed down in a given case does not necessarily mean that the case is over. In fact, at times, appealing a divorce decree in Arizona may be necessary. To shed some more light on this topic, in this three-part blog series, we will answer some frequently asked questions regarding appealing a divorce decree in Arizona.

Although our responses are purposefully general herein, you can get specific answers pertaining to your situation by contacting trusted Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau. She is skilled at bringing divorce cases, as well as post-divorce disputes, to successful resolutions.

Appealing a Divorce Decree in Arizona: Here’s What you Should KnowQ – My Final Divorce Decree is Unfair. Can I Appeal it?
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A – It depends on the details of your divorce case, as well as the final divorce decree. The notion, however, that your final divorce decree was simply “unfair” will not serve as a sufficient basis for appealing a divorce decree in Arizona.

If you are unhappy with your final divorce decree, then you should consult with an experienced divorce attorney to find out more about your best options for proceeding.

Q – How Soon do People Have to File Appeals to Final Divorce Decrees in Arizona?

A – Paperwork to appeal final divorce decrees in Arizona must be completed, signed and filed with the court within 30 days of the date on which the final decree was issued. While it may be possible to get this deadline extended in certain cases by petitioning the court for an extension, in general, this tight time frame is very strict. In other words, if you miss the appeal deadline, you will likely be out of luck to pursue an appeal of your divorce decree.

In these cases, however, there can be other options available, such as pursuing modifications of divorce decrees or marital settlement agreements.

You can get more answers to common questions about appealing a divorce decree in Arizona in the additional parts of this blog series that will be published soon – be sure to check them out!

Scottsdale Divorce Lawyer at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau

Do you need help filing for divorce or resolving a post-divorce issue? If so, you can count on Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau for effective representation and the best possible outcomes to your case. Since 1987, Karen Schoenau has been dedicated providing people with the highest quality legal services for all of their important family law issues, and she is ready to put her skills, experience and resources to work helping you.

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To receive professional advice and learn more about how we can help you, schedule an initial consultation with Attorney Karen Schoenau. You can set up this meeting by calling 480-209-1918 or by emailing us using the drop-down contact form at the top of this page.

From her offices based on Scottsdale, Attorney Karen Schoenau represents clients throughout the metropolitan Scottsdale area, including in Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Maricopa County, Pinal County, Gila County and throughout the state of Arizona.

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