Any individual who has resided in Arizona for a minimum of 90 days is eligible to file for divorce in the state.
Any married person in Arizona can file for divorce.
No, Arizona does not require a legal separation before filing for divorce. Couples can file for divorce immediately without any waiting period or separation requirement.
In Arizona, community property is divided equally between the spouses during a divorce. This means that each spouse is entitled to half of all income, property, and assets acquired during the marriage, regardless of who earned or acquired them. However, any property or assets that were acquired before the marriage or received as a gift or inheritance are considered separate property and are not subject to division. Couples can also come to their own agreement on how to divide their property, but it must be approved by the court.
The cost of divorce in Arizona can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, whether it is contested or uncontested, legal fees, court fees, and any mediation or counseling required. On average, the total cost of divorce in Arizona can range from $6,000 to $20,000 or more.
According to Arizona law, there is a mandatory waiting period of 60 days after the divorce papers have been served to the other spouse before a divorce can be finalized. However, the length of time it takes to complete the divorce process can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, the amount of disagreement between the parties, and the court's caseload. Some divorces in Arizona can take several months, while others may take a year or more to reach a final resolution.
In Arizona, child custody is decided based on what is in the best interest of the child. The court will consider a variety of factors, including:1. The wishes of the child (if the child is old enough to express a preference)2. The physical and mental health of both parents3. The relationship between the child and each parent4. The ability of each parent to care for the child5. The stability of each parent's home environment6. The willingness of each parent to facilitate and encourage a relationship between the child and the other parent7. The child's adjustment to the current home, school, and community8. Any history of domestic violence or substance abuse by either parentUltimately, the court will create a custody arrangement that provides for the child's best interests. This may involve one parent having primary physical custody, shared physical custody, or joint legal custody.