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What are the Ariizona divorce laws

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What are the Ariizona divorce laws?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 8 years ago.


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Grounds for divorce in Arizona include:
No Fault: Marriage is irretrievably broken.
If the marriage is a covenant marriage (both spouses must have signed documents evincing intent to enter a covenant marriage), divorces are usually only granted with cause:
1. Adultery,

2. Imprisonment of one spouse,

3. Abandonment,

4. Abuse,

5. Spouses have lived apart from each other (2 years if no separation decree, 1 year if a separation decree exists),

6. Substance abuse,

7. Both spouses agree to the divorce.

The above information can be found in Arizona statutes, Chapter 25.

Uncontested divorces can be completed in as little as 90-120 days, including the mandatory 60 day waiting period required after a person files for the divorce.

Contested divorces can often take anywhere from 6-18 months, though these can vary heavily.

Remember to retain an attorney to represent you in your divorce, as the attorney will be able to help you protect your interests to the fullest extend possible.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Thank you very much for your reply to my questions. Your answer is what I needed to know.This is a wonderful service and I am sure I will be back from time to time

Thank you again. J.....Arizona