Legal Separation

When should I meet with a divorce attorney? I am not sure I want a divorce, but I am considering it.

The best time for your first meeting with an attorney is before you have decided to divorce.  An attorney can…

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Should I talk with an attorney before filing for a divorce?

You should talk with an attorney before filing for divorce. A divorce is such a big decision, and so much…

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Why does it take so long to get divorced?

There are many reasons it takes so long to get divorced. First, every Arizona divorce requires a 60-day, “cooling off”…

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What makes a divorce official in Arizona?

A divorce becomes official in Arizona when a judge signs the final decree. The judge will divorce you either in…

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Should I hire a divorce attorney if my spouse has an attorney?

You should hire a divorce attorney if your spouse has an attorney. Representing yourself without an attorney immediately puts you…

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Where do I file the Petition for Dissolution?

To file the Petition for Dissolution in Maricopa county, go to your nearest Superior Courthouse. There are 4 locations in…

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What is a Covenant Marriage?

A covenant marriage is an optional type of marriage.  Before marriage, the spouses-to-be must attend certain counseling and meet other…

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If I can’t afford a divorce attorney, will the Court appoint me one?

The Court will not appoint you an attorney if you cannot afford one to represent you in a family law…

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How much does it cost to file for divorce in Maricopa County?

The filing fees charged by Maricopa County for dissolution documents include $349.00 for the Petitioner and $279.00 for the Respondent….

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How long does the average Arizona divorce last?

The average Arizona divorce takes between six to nine months. But this is only a rough estimate. It depends on…

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How long do I have to live in Arizona before I can get divorced here?

Arizona state law requires you to have lived in the state for at least 90 days before you can file…

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How do you start a divorce in Arizona?

To start a divorce in Arizona, the first step is to file the Petition for Dissolution with the Superior Court….

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