How to Plan for an Arizona Divorce

Deciding to end your marriage may not be easy. Once you’ve made this decision, however, planning for an Arizona divorce can help you:

  • Save some time, money and stress.
  • Avoid some potential future challenges and facilitate the upcoming divorce process.
Planning for an Arizona Divorce: Here’s What you Should Know

If you are in the process of planning for an Arizona divorce, here are just some of the important things you may want to be aware of:

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Planning for an Arizona divorce can save you time, money and stress in the upcoming legal process. Contact Scottsdale Attorney Karen Schoenau for the best representation in your divorce.
  • Arizona divorce residency requirements – People who want to file for divorce in Arizona must have lived in the state for at least 90 days before filing a Dissolution of Marriage petition with the court.
  • Preparing your finances – Your finances are likely one of the more important things to think about when you are planning for an Arizona divorce. From shared bank accounts and retirement plans to the division of marital property, the plans you make about your finances before divorce can help you prepare for your financial future after divorce.
  • Preparing other documents – In addition to preparing your finances, preparing other documents as you are planning for an Arizona divorce can also be helpful. Just some of the documents that may be important to get together include jointly filed tax returns, mortgage (and other loan) documents, insurance policies, etc.
  • Preparing children and/or yourself – While there can be some logistical things you can start preparing for an Arizona divorce, you may also want to consider getting yourself (and your children, if you have any) mentally prepared for the upcoming divorce process. One good thing to do when preparing yourself for divorce can be to consult with an experienced Scottsdale divorce attorney likely Karen A. Schoenau, who can inform you of your best options for moving forward and favorably resolving your divorce case.
Scottsdale Divorce Attorney at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau

Are you planning to file for divorce in Arizona? If so, you can rely on Scottsdale Family Law Attorney Karen Schoenau for honest answers, effective representation and the best possible outcomes to your case. Since 1987, Karen Schoenau has been committed to helping people resolve their important family law matters, including complex divorce, custody, paternity and other family law cases.

Dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services at reasonable rates, Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau will always:

  • Work closely with each of her clients to help them understand their best options for resolving their divorce and other family law issues
  • Help her clients get through the emotional and psychological impacts related to their family legal issues
  • Work diligently to help her clients bring their cases to successful resolutions.
Contact us Today

To receive professional advice and learn more about your best options for proceeding with 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.

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Karen is highly respected in the legal community. She is effective and thorough. Karen just keeps going regardless of the odds.
Karen was extremely helpful setting up my petition for conciliation. She is by far the most knowledgeable attorney regarding the necessary paperwork, how to file the petition and where it has to be submitted. She listened intently when I was describing my situation and intentions. She was very responsive to my questions and request. She is trustworthy and diligent . I would recommend her to anyone having marital issues. Mark
Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phoenix lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phoenix for six days from Michigan with nothing happening but a high wasted expense. Karen and her firm took us in and solved our issue with the courts etc. in two and a half days. Karen’s professionalism with us was very cost effective/productive. If we would have found her first, we would have saved thousands of dollars. Her interest for us was very high. She returned every call. She knew every answer to our questions. She did this for us with a death in her family. She left for a funeral and made sure we were treated with the same professionalism from her firm to finish up. I recommend Karen and her firm with very high satisfaction. Our case is custody with one parent in prison. We will return to Phoenix someday with interests for the child and his parent, if needed. Karen will be our top choice. Nolan
Karen and Bonita are wonderful!! I know that the word "wonderful" is used a lot, but the team they make and the work they did for me can only be described as WONDERFUL!! Yes there where ups and downs in my case, but that is the system and Karen along with Bonita guided and taught me as "WE" went through it together. Karen’s easy going manner and her knowledge really helped me with the emotional part of my divorce. I used the team of Karen and Bonita both times I needed to go to court with my ex and had results that were best for my little girl. Some times I did not get what I wanted, but it was what my daughter needed. Looking back at my case, I made the right choice and would do it again in a heart beat!! Jim
Karen was extremely supportive during a very trying time in our lives. She helped me to put things in perspective and think positive when I was overwhelmed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to grandparents rights and the rights of the parents and knew how to provide the appropriate laws pertaining to the situation we were in. I am so grateful for her expertise and guidance. She proved to be very aggressive when she needed to be but was also supportive to my and my children. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. Deanna