How to Serve Divorce Papers in Arizona

Serving papers refers to the legal obligation to give other parties a notice that you have filed papers with the court and that these other parties could be impacted by your filings. By law, divorce papers (and other legal papers) have to be served in a specific manner, and proof of delivery must be submitted … Read more

Can I Choose What State to File for Divorce in?

As long as you meet the eligibility requirements for divorce, yes, you can choose the state where you file for divorce. In terms of eligibility requirements, these generally include: The residency requirement – While some states do not have any residency requirements for divorce (like Alaska and Louisiana, for example), others have residency requirements ranging … Read more

Do I Have to Get Divorced in the Same State Where I Got Married?

No, not if you meet the divorce requirements for another state. And understanding other states’ divorce requirements and laws can help you in the divorce planning process, as it can assist you in figuring out where to file for divorce in order to maximize your benefits/protect interests in the process. Background on Arizona Divorce Requirements … Read more

Does It Matter Who Files First for a Divorce in Arizona?

From a purely legal standpoint, it generally does not matter who files for a divorce first in Arizona. However, from a personal standpoint, it may, depending on the situation and the needs of those involved. Below, we will point out some of the specific things to consider if you are debating whether you or your … Read more

Should I File for Legal Separation or Divorce?

It depends on your marital situation, your needs and your goals for the future. Understanding some of the most common pros and cons of legal separation in Arizona can shed some more light on whether legally separating or filing for divorce may be a better option for you. Legal Separation in Arizona: The Benefits Some of … Read more