Everyone gets married with the idea of living happily ever after. Even with the best of intentions, not everyone gets a fairy tale ending to their marriage. When the unfortunate prospect of a divorce arises, it is important to understand your rights and the marriage dissolution process in Arizona. As expert Divorce Attorneys in Mesa AZ we can help make this painful process as quick and easy as possible.
There are three major issues that need to be resolved in a typical Arizona divorce matter; the dissolution of the marriage, child custody/support issues and division of the community property and debt. Perhaps the easiest of these issues to resolve is the dissolution of the marriage itself. Arizona is a “no-fault” divorce state. Unlike many states, Arizona does not require a specific reason for one party seeking to have the marriage dissolved. Arizona judges do not need to make a finding as to why one or both parties want to be divorced. It is sufficient for one party to indicate their desire to be divorced and that the marriage is irretrievably broken. From a practical standpoint, most judges will not even listen to the reason(s) (i.e., infidelity, abandonment, etc.) for seeking the divorce because the reason is not relevant under Arizona law.
If the court does not find that each of these requirements has been met, the court cannot take jurisdiction over the matter and the divorce cannot be granted.
Divorce proceedings are understandably emotional and painful for the parties and their children involved. If you find yourself going through this difficult transition in life, you need to understand your legal rights and make sure you receive everything you are entitled to receive. As a divorce and family law attorney, Mr. Jensen has more than a decade of experience handling divorce matters in Arizona. We will fight for your rights with the passion and compassion you deserve.