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How do I get a divorce in Arizona if I have a covenant marriage?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Most married couples do not have a covenant marriage. A covenant marriage differs from a "standard" marriage both in the steps it takes to get married, as well as the requirements for divorce or legal separation. You would likely know if you entered into a covenant marriage, but if you're not sure, here is a summary of what is involved in achieving a covenant marriage in Arizona. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Are you looking for Arizona Covenant Marriage Divorce Forms? How do you get a covenant marriage? First, the couple must...

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How do I get a free family law consultation?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Free Family Law Consultations Our team at Affordable Family Law offers free consultations. We have dedicated team members who can help you navigate any Family Court process. It is not common for divorce lawyers to offer a free divorce consultation, rather they charge a fee for consultations. Fees for a consultation with a divorce lawyer can cost you hundreds of dollars. On the other hand. we provide free divorce consultations at Affordable Family Law. If you are looking for a...

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What is a contested Arizona divorce?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreements about your divorce, one of you will file a petition, and the other one will file a response. These are the first two steps that lead to a contested divorce.   To file a response, means "to contest". In Arizona, we call it a response, but it means the same thing as contesting. This is why you people refer to this kind of divorce as a "contested divorce".   Many people think the...

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Can I Get A $200 Divorce?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many people call asking us about a $200 divorce. Unfortunately, there are no actual businesses located in Arizona that offer a $200 divorce. You might find a website or two that offers a divorce for $159 or cheaper. These websites are not websites ran by a company in Arizona. Typically, these sites are ran by someone in a different country who is not familiar with Arizona divorce laws. The sites are also sometimes ran by companies in other states,...

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What does Pro Per and Pro Se mean?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Pro Per and Pro Se are used interchangeably. They are both short for "propria persona," which is Latin for "for oneself." The terms Pro Per and Pro Se usually apply to a person who represents themselves in a lawsuit. People usually try to represent themselves in a divorce case. This is a great way to save thousands of dollars on attorney fees. Arizona does not require people to hire a lawyer for family court matters. If you are trying to...

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What are Temporary Orders?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Are you asking yourself any of the following questions? How can I make sure I see my kids while I'm waiting for my divorce to be finalized? Do I get financial support while I'm waiting for my divorce to be finalized?  How can I get temporary custody? If you are asking yourself those questions, then the answer you need is Temporary Orders. Temporary Orders are Court orders regarding various issues pending the final trial or settlement. There are a myriad...

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How Much Does a Divorce Cost Without a Lawyer?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The cost of a divorce without a lawyer can vary. It’s entirely possible to get divorced without a lawyer and for free— if you prepare your own paperwork and you qualify as low income. Using Maricopa County as an example, there is a $349 filing fee for a divorce. If you prepared your own paperwork, then the only fee you would need to pay is the court fee. If you collect social security, or nutrition assistance— you can even have...

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How does the Court define community property and debt?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] AZ Community Property Arizona is a community property state. This means that the Court considers any property, assets and debts acquired by either of the spouses during their marriage to be just as much the property, asset and debt of the spouse that acquired it as it is for the non-acquiring spouse. There are limited exceptions for community property. Property received as a gift or inheritance by one spouse during the marriage is not considered community property. Typically, all property,...

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How does the Court define a minor child?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The term minor child might seem like it would have an obvious definition. But in Arizona, it can have two different meanings depending on the context in which it is being used. A child is considered a minor child for multiple purposes. Some of them are legal decision making authority, child custody and parenting time if they are under 18 years old. However, things get a little more involved when determining if a child is a minor for purposes of child...

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What is a No-Fault Divorce?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Is there such a thing as a no-fault divorce? Many people call us and ask us for a "no-fault divorce." However, Arizona is what's known as a "no fault divorce state." Meaning, every divorce in the State of Arizona is a no fault divorce. Every single one! Oftentimes, when people ask us for this, they mean they want an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce can also be known as a "default divorce" and we believe that's where the confusion lies. In...

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