Divorce with Children in Arizona

Divorcing With Children in Arizona Preparing for a divorce is stressful enough, but when you have children to consider, the process can feel overwhelming. Getting a divorce in Arizona is known as obtaining a dissolution of marriage and requires filing with the state courts to legally end your marriage. This will allow both of you […]

Use that tax refund to start your divorce!

Divorce and Name Changes Often, one or both spouses will want to change their name as part of the divorce process. If a spouse is returning to the name she or he used prior to the marriage (sometimes called a “maiden name”), the name change can be included as part of the divorce process. Other […]

Arizona Divorce with Children and Terminating Parental Rights

Arizona Divorce with Children and Termination of Parental Rights   Parents who are going through a divorce in Arizona must make a decision as to parenting time and legal decision making. There are 2 types of legal decision making (formerly known as custody) They are sole-legal decision making and joint legal decision making. The Court […]

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Establishing and Securing Spousal Maintenance Spousal Maintenance is financial support for one spouse paid by the other spouse in a divorce or legal separation. Sometimes, during or after a divorce, one spouse may need financial help from the other spouse. There are various reasons why this may be as all circumstances are different. In this […]

Filing for Divorce When Your Spouse is Not in Arizona

Filing for Divorce When Your Spouse is Not in Arizona   Arizona Revised Statute 25-312 says that as long one spouse has been an Arizona resident for 90 days, you can file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) in Arizona, regardless of where you were married. It is not necessary for your spouse to […]

Arizona Divorce Legal Document Preparation Services

Starting Your Divorce with The Divorce Guy   The Divorce Guy offers professional divorce legal document preparation services. We have decades of experience preparing documents for divorces in Arizona. By using our service you can avoid the expense of a high priced attorney so that you can focus your financial resources on helping your family make […]

Establishing Paternity in Arizona

Establishing Paternity in Arizona Paternity is the legal identification of a child’s father. It is used to decide issues of legal decision-making (what used to be called custody), parenting time, and child support, as well as other issues such as inheritance rights.   Under Arizona Revised Statutes 25-814, a man is presumed to be a […]

Common Law Marriage and Covenant Marriage

Arizona Divorce: Marriage, Common Law Marriage, and Covenant Marriage   Marriage in Arizona Marriage is a contractual relationship. The laws for marriage vary from one state to another. Arizona law, for example, prohibits marriage between certain blood relations (between parents and children, including grandparents and grandchildren of every degree; between half- or whole-blood brothers and […]

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) in an Arizona Divorce

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) in an Arizona Divorce   Spousal maintenance — also called “alimony” or “spousal support” — is money paid by one spouse to the other for support during and/or after a divorce or legal separation. When spouses separate, one person may be unable to pay for regular living expenses, in which case a […]

Establishing Child Support in Arizona

Establishing Child Support in Arizona   Arizona law states that “every person has the duty to provide all reasonable support for that person’s natural and adopted minor, unemancipated children” (ARS 25-501). Parents who are divorced or who have never been married still have an obligation to support their biological or adopted children.   In 2005 […]

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