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Arizona Divorce Laws

Arizona Divorce Laws

Use this page to research Arizona divorce laws that are relevant to your situation. It is always a good idea to be prepared before talking with your Arizona divorce lawyer. This page provides you with Arizona Divorce Law information to assist you in your research.

Arizona Child Support Laws

In Arizona, child support law is based on each parent's income. This means that debts are not considered. Debts include car loans, mortgages, and other bills. Only under extraordinary conditions the income of the new spouse is considered. One exception to this is that if one of the parents is paying or receiving child support ordered by a separate court. In this situation, the sums will factor into the child support.

Arizona Child Visitation Laws

In Arizona, child visitation is based on a standard schedule that focuses on the best interests of the children. Most of the time the parents are able to freely visit their children at all times if mutually agreed to by each parent. In situations where this is not possible, Arizona child visitation law provides a visitation schedule that consists of every other weekend, summer visitation of four to six (4 - 6) weeks, and alternating holidays.

Arizona Child Custody Laws

In Arizona child custody law, the following list details guidelines that are used:

  • the preference of the child
  • the desire and ability of each parent to allow for an open and loving and frequent relationship between the child and the other parent
  • the wishes of each parent
  • the child’s adjustment to his/her own home, school and community
  • the mental and physical health of the child and both parents
  • the relationships between the child, the parents and any siblings
  • evidence of significant physical abuse
  • any coercion or duress in obtaining a custody agreement
  • who has provided primary care of the child
  • any evidence of drug abuse

Arizona Property Division Laws

Arizona is considered a "community property state," which means that Arizona property division law defines all of the property that was acquired in the duration of the marriage is considered community property. Exceptions include gifts, inheritances, or property and assets acquired after the filing of divorce or separation papers.

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