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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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How do you sign up for the Maricopa County Electronic Court Records (ECR) ?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are various ways to access your Arizona court records. There is a public record that everyone can view that has minimal information regarding cases. On the other hand, there are sites that require you to verify your identity and after you verify your identity, you will gain access to every document associated with your case. In order to access your Maricopa County Court Records, you will need to sign up and create an account for the Maricopa County...

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What if my spouse won’t agree to the divorce?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Arizona, there is only one requirement for the Court to grant a divorce. The requirement is that one spouse affirms the marriage is irretrievably broken. Your spouse won't agree? They don't really have a choice. If either you or your spouse disagree with the divorce, a request for Conciliation Counseling can be filed. Then the Court will require both parties to attend a joint counseling session with a Court counselor. If either you or your spouse still want the divorce after...

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How do I get an uncontested divorce in AZ?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you and your spouse are divorcing by agreement, you can obtain an Arizona divorce by consent. This is also referred to as an uncontested divorce. To do so, you must still file your Petition for divorce with the Court. Your spouse will then accept service of the Petition, saving you the cost of a process server. You or your spouse will still pay the Court's Response/Appearance fee, but will not file a Response contesting your divorce. Instead you...

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How long do you need to be separated before a divorce in Arizona?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The state of Arizona does not require anyone to be separated before they file for a divorce. If a person is no longer happy in their marriage and they feel that their marriage is irretrievably broken, they can begin the divorce process. Any person can file a petition for a divorce at any moment they would like. Although Arizona does not require individuals to be separated before filing for divorce, the state does require a 60 day "cooling off"...

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What legal services does Affordable Family Law provide?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Family Law Arizona If you would like help completing and submitting Family Court documents in Maricopa County, you can save time and money by utilizing Affordable Family Law’s legal document preparation services. Jessica Worley, a Certified Legal Document Preparer, can offer assistance with almost any Family Court issue in Maricopa County, AZ. The following are the most common issues we help our clients with: - Divorce Petition - Response to Divorce Petition - Affidavit/Acceptance of Service - Consent/Default Divorce Decree - Parenting Plan - Child Support Worksheet and...

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

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A paralegal prepares legal documents under the supervision of an attorney. A legal document preparer is slightly different. A certified legal document preparer is not an attorney, nor are they supervised by an attorney, however they are certified by the Supreme Court Board of Legal Document Preparers to have the legal expertise, skills and ethics to prepare legal documents for filing with the Court on behalf of other individuals.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Do I need a lawyer for my AZ divorce?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] First of all, no one is required to hire an attorney in order to get a divorce in Arizona. However, one’s need for an AZ divorce lawyer depends upon each person’s unique circumstances. That being said, the majority of divorce cases filed in the Arizona Family Court are done so without attorney representation. If spouses aren’t disputing custody and support of their children, or division of property for example, an attorney could be a costly and unnecessary venture. They might just...

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