No-Fault Divorce

Family law is really about family relations.  The most common family law cases include divorce, custody, alimony, adoption, and domestic violence.  These are civil cases, and they are heard in the civil court.  You may wonder what exactly is a no-fault divorce.

Arizona divorce laws allow either spouse to file for a divorce if it is claimed that the existing marriage between the two parties is irretrievably broken, and that there is no possibility for reconciliation.  The spouse filing for the divorce or legal separation in Arizona is not required to state that either party is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage.  For this reason, Arizona is commonly called the “no-fault” state.

The circumstances for the divorce may vary greatly, but there are some very specific steps in moving forward to make a divorce final.  This includes the filing of exact documents, the serving of the documents to the other spouse, the necessity to disclose a number of papers such as one’s income tax returns, paycheck stubs, bank account and credit card statements, and copies of deeds or titles of property owned separately or jointly. In addition, both parties may ask for additional information or call expert witnesses.

As you can see, this is a complicated process with a number of options.  It is important that a person in this circumstance of facing a major life event or change needs to seek the consultation and advice of a competent, experienced law firm who helps you to not compromise your legal rights.

Unfortunately, many people stay in a marriage because they think they will lose everything for which they have worked. Instead, let The Carroll Law Firm help you in understanding how the legal system of no-fault divorce works.  Call now for your well-being and peace of mind. There is a lawyer here at The Carroll Law Firm ready to help you with any of your family law needs.


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