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A Few Ways People Make Divorce More Expensive-A Cautionary Tale

The amount of money it takes to support two households after divorce is always going to be higher than the amount of money it takes to support one household during a marriage. That does not mean it is not doable and it does not mean it is not worth it. People often say, "I hear you, but I just want to make sure I get what I am entitled to. I don't trust my spouse not to screw me over if we mediate."

What Does a No Fault Divorce Mean?

Divorce and marriage law can be complicated. There are many terms that can be difficult to understand and different types of divorce that exist. Read on to learn more about what a no fault divorce really is and how to properly file for divorce in Phoenix, Arizona with the help of a talented divorce lawyer.

How to handle the marital home during property division

Buying a home to share and raise children in is a major aspect of many people's marriages. It is not uncommon for a couple to spend months or even years searching for the right house to call home. Still, buying a home can sometimes feel easier than deciding what to do with it during a divorce. Many people dread dealing with the marital home during property division, but it does not have to be this way.

Before moving forward with any decisions about how to divide a house, the divorcing couple should have the home appraised first. It is important to understand the equity of a home in order to make an informed and responsible decision while dividing property. One can obtain that equity by taking the appraised value of the home and subtracting any money still owed on it.

How Divorce Affects Your Tax Situation and Back Tax Liabilities

Divorce can be devastating - not just emotionally but also financially and in other ways. It can feel like your whole life is ending. You might lose friends, you might face significant changes in your career or housing situation, and you might grieve the loss of what you thought would be your last relationship. On top of all that, you'll certainly be dealing with some big financial changes, including how much you have available and an increase in your expenses. 

What is considered separate property in an Arizona divorce?

Arizona is a community property state, which means that all marital property is divided equally between the spouses in the event of a divorce. However, it is important to remember that not all the assets that were acquired by an individual during the course of the marriage are considered community property. Article 25 Section 213 of Title 25 of Arizona Revised Statutes clearly states what separate property is.

Mediation a smart choice for divorcing couples in Arizona

Divorce is one of the most exhausting experiences that one can go through during the course of life. This is because separation often comes with its own set of challenges, which lead many couples to end up at loggerheads. Considering how divorce proceedings can easily turn bitter, separating couples may choose to spend some time to think about a divorce through mediation.