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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discus this and provide you information in this regard.First, there is no marriage as AZ does not recognize a "common law" or "informal marriage" and so what you have basically are two people who have lived together for a long time.There is no legal process for a "divorce" because you are not considered married. However, if she has contributed to the upkeep of the home or if you two are on the Deed together, then she may bring the matter to court to request what she feels she deserves.So in that regard, I suggest you begin by discuss this with her. Get a feel for what she thinks she may be entitled to and if you cannot work it out with an agreement, then I suggest you two will want to consult with a local Mediator to help resolve your issues.Unfortunately, you cannot simply kick her out of the home she has established as her residence. So you will need to work on coming to some sort of equitable separation agreement.Please let me know here, if you have other questions, need further information or clarification in this regard.