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October 2014 Archives

Arizona covenant marriages may be better for a lasting marriage

Saying "I do" when Arizona couples marry should be a solemn pledge that two people are bound together for life. Unfortunately, we all know how easily "I do" can turn into "I did but don't anymore." Divorce is no longer a rare occurrence between married couples but has become the norm in today's society.

Arizona couples divorce prospect may be a 1-way agreement

Marriages are meant to be forever, but we all know that is not always the case. In today's world, getting a divorce is almost as common as getting married. However, in many divorces, the two people involved don't suddenly decide they both want a divorce. It is usually initiated by one, and the other is ready and in agreement, or not.

What factors are considered when awarding spousal maintenance?

In most cases, spousal maintenance will be awarded only if a marriage lasts for a sufficient duration and one spouse truly needs the financial help. However, it may be possible for spousal support to be ordered in marriages that were relatively brief. In Arizona, there are two questions asked when determining whether to grant support.

Separation agreements in Arizona

Filing for divorce is a big decision for many Arizona couples. However, before jumping straight to filing, some couples choose to test the waters by starting with a separation agreement. This type of agreement is made between two individuals who believe that it may be best to separate but are not sure about divorce. This agreement also allows the ex-couple to determine how they intend to divide their property amicably. In some cases, the agreement may provide terms for spousal maintenance, parenting time and child custody.

Awards & Accolades

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