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How does Arizona divorce court view pet custody?

Everyone has heard the stories about a divorcing couple who can’t decide who gets the car, a piece of furniture or a favorite painting. In the divorce process, it’s common to divide assets. Arizona follows the concept of community property, which means anything you’ve acquired during marriage is owned equally by both partners. In divorce, those assets are divided to give equal value to each side.

Credit accounts important to consider during divorce

Getting divorced in Arizona can be messy because this legal process involves untangling not just hearts but also finances. One of the biggest causes of conflict during divorce is property division. However, dealing with credit is also an important consideration during this type of family law proceeding.

Family home may be major source of conflict during divorce

Navigating the dissolution of a marriage in Arizona is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through, both emotionally and financially. In many divorce situations, the biggest area of concern and contention is the family home, especially if the two divorcing spouses have children together. After all, in many families, the marital home is the largest asset.

Exchanging information necessary during divorce proceeding

Divorce sometimes cannot be avoided if the two spouses simply cannot reconcile their differences. However, figuring out how to navigate this type of legal proceeding in Arizona can be overwhelming. An important first step to remember when starting out is to file the necessary initial court papers. Typically, one spouse files a petition for divorce, and the other one files a formal answer.

Questions to ask before keeping the home after divorce

Whether or not to keep the family home after a divorce is a huge decision that you should not rush. It is understandable to want to hold onto such an important piece of your life and assets, but this is not necessarily the best decision for your family. Assess your situation and your finances first, asking yourself these questions:

Uncontested divorce has its benefits

In some marital split-ups in Arizona, the spouses simply cannot agree on the major issues they are facing, ranging from the division of assets to child custody, child support and spousal support. However, in other divorce cases, the two spouses agree to get divorced and also agree on these types of major issues. In these situations, filing for uncontested divorces may be a beneficial move.

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