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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 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.

What does it mean to live in a "community property" state?

You may have heard that Arizona is a community property state. What does that mean, however?  Living in a community property state is unlikely to impact your day-to-day routine. There are times, however, when living in a community property state will have a great bearing on your life. Divorce is one such time. Living in a community property state is likely to influence how your property is divided during divorce. Let's take a closer look at how property is divided in a community property state.