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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.

Protect Yourself During a Divorce in Arizona

It is an unfortunate reality that many happy marriages end with a contested divorce. It is important for anyone going through a divorce to learn about protecting yourself during a divorce in Arizona. We will provide with some practical information on how you can protect yourself during a divorce in Arizona.

Arizona High-Conflict Custody Cases

Divorce can be one of the most stressful losses a person can experience. It can be difficult, because it is an end to a relationship and a transition into a new life. In fact, divorce is considered more stressful than going to jail or losing a family member. When a separation involves a spouse with a high-conflict personality, the events can be devastating.

What is a fair amount and length of spousal maintenance?

Spousal maintenance is probably one of the hardest areas to give advice in family law. Unlike child support, which can be mathematically calculated down to the penny, spousal maintenance is based on a number of factors and considerations, some certain and some subjective. The age of the parties, income differences, years of marriage, education, health of parties and lifestyle during marriage are some, but not all, of the factors that a judge would have to look at and consider.

Child Visitation Rights and Parent Custody

If the biological parents of a child are going through a divorce, they have the right to seek child custody, or parenting time, also called child visitation. The parents of a child can seek custody or visitation, regardless of the fact whether they were ever married or not when the child was born. When courts take a decision, that decision is taken based upon the best interest of a child. Usually, courts are required to take a decision in cases related to disputed child visitation, or custody cases where the parents were never married.

Joint Bank Accounts and Divorce in Arizona

We get a lot of questions from clients about what they should do with their bank accounts both before they file for divorce or legal separation and after they file. One of the concerns raised is whether the other spouse will clear out all of the money in a bank account. Some people want to know if they should clear out all of the money in the bank accounts before the other spouse does it.