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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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How long does a divorce in Arizona take?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]How long your Arizona divorce will take depends on many different factors. The length of the divorces primarily depends on the way the divorce is finalized. Some divorces can take approximately 90 days to finalize and others can take up to 6 months to finalize. There things that you can do in order to have more control over the length of your divorce process. How can I get a quick divorce in Arizona? The quickest you can get divorced in Arizona...

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What is the difference between an attorney and a certified legal document preparer?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] An attorney can provide consumers with legal advice and represent them in their Court case. Lawyers typically require thousands of dollars in fees to begin working on your case. If you want to save thousands of dollars, you can choose to hire a certified legal document preparer. A certified legal document preparer (CLDP) cannot represent a consumer, sign documents on their behalf,  nor can they attend Court hearings on their behalf. However, a certified legal document preparer can complete legal...

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Do I have to live in Arizona to get an AZ divorce?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column offset="vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs"][vc_column_text]To get a divorce in Arizona, one party must have resided in Arizona for 90 days prior to filing for divorce. Even if you got married in another state, you will be able to get a divorce in Arizona. Just wait till you have lived in Arizona for 90 days and you can file for a divorce. However, if there are minor children involved the rules for jurisdiction change. The children have to have been living here...

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