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Online Divorce in Arizona
For those seeking an inexpensive divorce in the state of Arizona, online divorce can be an easy, affordable and fast solution. Online divorces may be appropriate for couples who have an uncontested case. The step-by-step process of preparing divorce documents at OnlineDivorce.com makes it easy on the client. The site helps prepare all the necessary divorce forms and provides detailed written instructions on how to file for divorce in Arizona.
Our divorce document preparation service can assist those who want their divorce papers completed in a quick and stress-free fashion. Arizona has unique divorce forms and filing requirements, and our online system provides exactly what is necessary and applicable, with instructions on how to file. We have helped thousands of people prepare their divorce documents for filing.
If the two spouses have an amicable agreement on the terms of the divorce, why should the process get drawn out, and why should money be spent on lawyers? Online divorces are often cheaper, quicker and easier.
Online divorce is often a great option for those who want to save money or hope to have the divorce quickly finalized and return to normal life. An increasing number of people are preparing documents for divorce online because it can be done in the comfort of one’s own home. Even for complex cases that involve children, property or other assets, the online route is possible. Clients first fill out a simple questionnaire and are given instructions at each step of the way.
The process at OnlineDivorce.com is 100% secure. We protect the client’s information and nothing gets filed until the client personally submits the divorce papers to a court. Filing for divorce in Arizona with OnlineDivorce.com can be a simple solution to a difficult situation.
OnlineDivorce.com begins the divorce process by presenting a simple online questionnaire. It can be filled out alone or with the assistance of a spouse. A signature from the other spouse must be obtained, after which the divorce forms may be filed at local court. In Arizona, this is typically done at the courthouse in the county where the client currently resides. If the petitioner is not currently a resident, but the defendant is, divorce is typically filed in the county where the defendant resides.
The actual filing process is explained in our detailed court-filing instructions that we provide along with the completed divorce forms. Clients can also obtain assistance from their local courthouse by calling or stopping by.
If there are any issues with the documents after the initial filing, clients may need to follow up. OnlineDivorce.com helps the client make small adjustments to their forms, as requested by the court, at no additional charge. The goal of the service is always to minimize stress and hassle.
Every state has specific requirements where divorcing couples must establish residency within the state they are divorcing. Arizona is no exception.
One of the spouses needs to have lived in the state at least 90 days they file for dissolution of the marriage. The divorce will need to be filed in the county in which the petitioner lives at the time of filing. There is a 60-day waiting period after the divorce is filed to the Respondent (or after the Respondent’s acceptance of service. [Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 12, Chapter 401 and Title 25, Chapters 312 and 329]
There are many ways to prove that residency has been established. The easiest way is if one or both spouses have a valid and in-date Arizona driver’s license, ID card or voter’s registration card which was issued at least six months before filing for divorce. If this is not the case, it may be possible to establish residency, by having someone who knows you or your spouse testify that you have lived in the state for at least six months. Additionally, it may be possible to use an Affidavit of Corroborating Witness form, and it should serve as proof you’ve lived in the state a minimum of six months.
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Valid grounds to get divorce in Arizona
Grounds for an online divorce using OnlineDivorce.com are the same as they would be for any divorce within the State of Arizona. Grounds are merely the reason for divorce, and the state must approve them.
There are two primary categories of divorce filing in Arizona. They are fault and no-fault.
No-fault divorce is a of divorce where the dissolution takes place without any wrongdoing from either party. In Arizona, that means:
An irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. [Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 25, Chapter 312].
This typically would be the only recognized grounds for dissolution of a marriage in Arizona. However, Arizona recognizes something called "covenant marriages," and those may be dissolved as a result of the following:
Adultery or infidelity;
Conviction of a felony which requires imprisonment or death;
Abandonment or desertion for at least one year;
Commission of violence against spouse, child, or another relative;
Living separately and without reconciliation for at least two years;
Living separately for at least one year after a legal separation order is obtained;
Habitual use of illegal or illicit drugs or alcohol; and
Both spouses agree to a dissolution of the marriage. [Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 25, Chapters 312, 901, and 903].
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Custody of the child in Arizona
The state court in Arizona will be in charge of declaring the custody of the children upon divorce. The child custody order can be granted to either parent on what is considered to be in the best interests of the child.
After divorce, the court will make child custody decision for a divorce in Arizona, at that time, the court may consider these points:
The preference of a child old enough and mature enough to contribute to discussion
The desires and abilities of both parents to provide an open, loving, and frequent relationship between the child and the other parent;
The desires of the parents;
The child’s adjustment to their home, school, and community;
The mental and physical wellness of the child and the parents;
Any relationship between a child and the parents and any siblings;
Any evidence of domestic abuse;
Any coercion or duress utilized in obtaining a custody agreement; and
Which parent(s) have been involved in the primary care of the child.
The court can award joint legal or physical custody if it finds that to be in the best interest of the child. When determining this, the court looks at the following conditions as well:
That neither parent was coerced or influenced by duress into withholding or granting his or her agreement to joint custody;
That the parents can sustain an ongoing commitment to the child; and
That the joint custody agreement is logistically possible
Grandparents and great-grandparents can sometimes be awarded visitation rights. [Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 25, Chapters 401-415 and Arizona Case Law].
Rules for child support in Arizona
Arizona’s standard child support rules and regulations can and do apply in almost every divorce case, barring extraordinary circumstances. Both parents’ gross incomes and some of the child related expenses will be considered as the child support is calculated. Child support continues until the child reaches age 18 and it may extend until the completion of secondary education in some cases.
Either parent can be ordered to pay child support, this is without regard to marital misconduct, and would be based on the following factors:
The financial resources that the child may have;
The standard of living the child or children enjoyed during the marriage;
The physical and emotional requirements of the child;
The financial resources and any additional debts of both parents;
Any known destruction, concealment, disposition, or excessive expenditure of jointly-held property;
Any extraordinary needs of the child; and
The duration of parenting time and any related expenses.
Awards of child support are to be paid through the court unless the spouses agree otherwise. In addition, there are specific Arizona Supreme Court guidelines for child support payments available from the Clerk of any Superior Court. [Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 25, Chapters 320, 322, and 500-527].
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Rules for spousal support in Arizona
Alimony, which can be sometimes referred to as spousal support, may be ordered by the court to help a spouse live and comfortably exist in a manner established during marriage after the divorce. Assistance may be decided upon together upon by the couple before filing or it may be awarded by the court in a contested divorce case.
Spousal support may be given to either spouse, without regard to gender, for support if the spouse seeking maintenance:
Does not have sufficient property to provide for his or her reasonable needs;
Is not able to support the family through suitable employment;
Is the caretaker of a child whose age and condition is such that the caretaker should not be required to seek employment outside the home;
Does no have earning ability in the labor market to adequately support himself or herself;
Offered contribution to the educational opportunities of the other spouse; or
Had a long marriage and is older, which may preclude the possibility of gaining employment adequate to support himself or herself.
Marital misconduct is not a factor to be considered. Some of the factors to be considered are:
The contribution that the spouse seeking maintenance made to the earning ability of the other spouse;
The time for that the spouse would require to obtain education and training for suitable employment;
The spouse’s potential earning capacity;
The spouse’s expected standard of living;
The duration of the marriage;
The ability of the spouse providing maintenance to meet current needs while providing the maintenance to the other;
Any financial resources of the spouse seeking maintenance;
Any destruction, disposition, or excessive expenditures of jointly-held property;
The comparative resources of the spouses to include their comparative earning capacities;
The ages of the spouses;
The physical, emotional and overall condition of the spouses;
The former and current occupations of the spouses during the marriage;
Any vocational skills of the spouse who seeks maintenance;
The ability of both parties to contribute to future educational costs of the children; and
Other factors which the court may deem relevant.
Awards of maintenance will be paid through the court unless the spouses agree upon otherwise. Maintenance agreements can be made non-modifiable by agreement of both parties. [Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 25, Chapters 319 and 322].
Property division in Arizona
Arizona is considered a “community property” state. Separate property is retained by the owner of the property. Community or marital property (which is property obtained during the marriage) is divided and awarded on an equal basis. Marital misconduct is not considered in the division of property. The court can consider excessive or abnormal expenditures of community property, as well as any destruction, concealment, or fraudulent disposition of community property in making the division.
The court will at times place a lien upon one or the other spouse’s separate property to a secure payment of child support or marital support. A special note as to the debts and creditors will be provided by statute and it must be included with any materials that are served to the respondent. Also, at the request of either of the soon-to-be ex-spouses, the court will order them to submit a “debt distribution plan” allocating the responsibilities of all debts. Forms for this are included in the Arizona Revised Statutes; Title 25, Chapter 318. [Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 25, Chapter 318].
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Mediation support in Arizona
Before filing for divorce, either spouse can ask the court to order mediation for the purpose of a reconciliation to rosave the marriage or to as a way of helping the divorce become uncontested. After a divorce has been filed, either spouse can request that the dissolution of marriage proceedings be transferred for mediation. Official forms for this request are available from the clerk of any Superior Court. Additionally, if one spouse denies that the marriage is irretrievably broken, the court can delay the case for up to 60 days and require the spouses to attend a conciliation conference. Plus, a judge may request that the spouses attend conciliation conferences. Finally, there is a required delay of 60 days after the service of papers on the respondent spouse for all divorces. [Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 25, Chapters 312, 316, 329, and 381.09+].
For those seeking to prepare their divorce papers using OnlineDivorce.com, utilizing divorce mediation can be a great tool to smooth out disagreements and prevent the case from going to court. This can be the simplest way to assure a fast, easy and affordable online divorce.
Divorce forms in Arizona
Arizona forms produced by OnlineDivorce.com are court approved divorce forms. We have automated the process of filling them out to simplify matters and avoid any difficulties which may occur with filling out paperwork alone. By utilizing OnlineDivorce.com, clients can simplify the process of preparing divorce documents to help both parties move forward with their lives.
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Filing fees for divorce in Arizona
When an individual files divorce papers, the court will charge filing fees that may vary by county. These costs are in addition to the cost of using OnlineDivorce.com. Clients must check with their local courthouse to determine the exact amount.
How long it will take
Use of the OnlineDivorce.com service usually takes between 30 minutes and two hours or more depending on the complexity of the case. Clients start by filling out a questionnaire and can either complete it in one sitting or save their progress and complete it at a later date.
Once the documents have been completed, they need to be filed with the other spouse’s signature. More information regarding the finalization of the divorce case is provided once the paperwork has been completed and submitted to a court.
Here is how OnlineDivorce.com makes completing divorce papers easier:
We provide the full divorce packet that is required by a local court - clients do not need to drive to their local courthouse to get the blank forms or search for the right divorce forms online.
In rare cases, some local forms specific to a filing county can vary in color, paper material, size and / or scanning bar code so they may need to be obtained from the county clerk's office directly.
We complete the necessary forms for clients based on the answers they give in a simple guided online interview - clients do not need to read through the legal jargon and try to figure out how to fill out those forms yourself.
We give the detailed and easy to follow step-by-step instructions for filing a divorce with the court - so a client knows exactly what to do to get his/her divorce finalized.
We provide unlimited technical support - if a client needs assistance through the online process, he/she can always reach out to us via phone, email or live chat and we'll do our best to help.
We save time and money for our clients - if divorcing spouses are in agreement regarding the terms of their divorce, they typically don’t have to pay thousands to a lawyer
to handle their divorce forms and they don't need to spend hours trying to do it all by themselves.
We guarantee 100% court approval on divorce papers prepared through our website or money back - we have 19 years of experience in completing divorce
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With a contested divorce, spouses will have to go through numerous steps before the divorce is
prepare, file and serve (deliver) the divorce petition
respond to the petition
interview and hire an attorney
pre-trial legal motions and hearings
settlement proposals and negotiations between attorneys
if settlement fails, prepare for trial complete a court trial
appeal, if you dispute the trial judge’s decision(s)
Prepare to pay exorbitant attorney's fees - expect at least $2000-3000 spending and more depending
on complexity of your case.
Hourly rates vary with different attorneys and averagely are $250-300 per hour. In rural areas,
attorneys may charge less, however, if you live in a large city local attorneys may charge up to
$1000 per hour.
At first glance using such sites may look like an easy way to go, but it may turn into additional
headaches for you. Some of the issues you may experience when dealing with basic online divorce
long processing timeframes - do you like waiting?
inexperienced and poorly-trained customer support
not user-friendly technology
lack of guidance during the process
hidden fees, e.g. for any, even the simplest, revisions
outdated divorce forms causing court rejection
Did you know that some online divorce providers have virtual addresses in the US because they are
actually based in other countries? No wonder that some clients are provided with outdated divorce
forms that will be rejected by the court. Result? Those people lose their time and money. Lacking
professionalism, these services are not keeping up-to-date with the state forms updates.
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