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 requirements. The legal effect of a covenant marriage is that it is harder to divorce. In a covenant marriage, a legal separation or divorce may be granted only for certain reasons listed in state law. The law regarding covenant marriages can be found in Sections 25-901 through 25-906 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. If you are in a covenant marriage and are considering a divorce, it is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney experienced with covenant marriages.