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Common Questions about Filing for Divorce in Arizona

(Last Updated On: October 9, 2014)

Arizona and Divorce Filings

Filing for a divorce can be a difficult and confusing time. If you or your spouse wishes to start the process of filing for divorce in Arizona, it’s important to understand how the state’s laws will affect your separation.

Keep reading for the answers to many of the most frequently asked questions regarding filing for divorce in Arizona.


What Reasons Are Required for a Divorce?

Because Arizona is a no-fault state, neither spouse must outline a reason for requesting a divorce. The only necessary information to move forward with the process is the assertion by one or both spouses that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.”


Do I Need a Lawyer During a Divorce?

You can choose to represent yourself during a divorce—however, in many cases this course of action is inadvisable. When you choose to represent yourself, the court will hold you to the same standards as any lawyer, meaning you must know and understand all pertinent Arizona divorce laws.

It is highly recommended to hire a knowledgeable lawyer to help you through the legal aspect of this process.


What If My Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce?

If both spouses do not agree to the divorce, the spouse in disagreement can request a conciliation meeting with the court, free of charge. Following this request, the divorce is put on hold for 60 days so this meeting can take place.

However, if the conciliation meeting does not end with both parties agreeing to postpone the divorce, the divorce process will then continue.

You don’t have to go through divorce proceedings on your own—the family law experts at Thrush Law Group of Tucson are here to help you during this process.

Posted in Arizona, Phoenix, Tucson.