Divorce Laws in Arizona
Arizona divorce laws govern the procedures that must be followed in order to end a marriage. Although Arizona divorce laws can be complex and may change over time, they can be far less complicated than the process of ending a marriage.
If you are preparing to file for a divorce in Arizona, make sure that you are familiar with the applicable Arizona divorce laws so you don’t end up giving away some of your rights or important ground in the case. Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen A. Schoenau can inform you about all important Arizona divorce laws while providing you with the best representation moving forward with your divorce. She has the experience, skills and commitment you can count on to favorably resolve your divorce case.Arizona Divorce Laws: Here’s What you Should Know
- Residency requirements – At least one party in the divorce must have lived in Arizona for a minimum of 90 days in order to be eligible to pursue an Arizona divorce (Arizona Revised Statute, A.R.S. § 25-312).
- Grounds for filing for divorce – Arizona is a no-fault divorce state. This means that the only grounds for filing for divorce in Arizona is that either party in the marriage believes that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” (A.R.S. § 25-903).
- The proper venue – While it’s customary to file for divorce in the county in which a Petitioner lives, the venue can be changed when there is good and adequate reason to do, such as when both partners want a change of venue (A.R.S. § 12-406).
- The “cooling off” period – Once the Petition for the Dissolution of a Marriage has been filed with the court and the other partner in the marriage has been served with a notice of this Petition, a mandatory 60-day cooling off period will go into effect (A.R.S. § 25-329).
There may be a lot more that you want to know regarding how Arizona divorce laws may impact you and your divorce, so don’t hesitate to contact Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen A. Schoenau for honest answers and professional advice about your best options for moving forward.Scottsdale Divorce Attorney at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau
Do you need help with your upcoming divorce? If so, you can count on Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau for honest answers, effective representation and the best possible outcomes to your case. Since 1987, Karen Schoenau has been committed to:
- Working closely with each of her clients to help them understand their best options for resolving their divorce
- Keeping her clients informed about the progress of their case
- Helping her clients get through the emotional and psychological impacts related to their family legal issues
- Aggressively advocating her clients’ best interests in any legal setting
- Working diligently and relentlessly to help her clients bring their divorce cases to successful resolutions.
To learn more about your best options for proceeding with a divorce, schedule an initial consultation with Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau. You can set up this meeting by calling 480-209-1918 or by emailing us using the contact form.
From her offices based on Scottsdale, Attorney Karen Schoenau represents clients throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area and the state of Arizona, including in Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Maricopa County, Pinal County, and Gila County.