1. Are You Responsible for the Debts Of Your Spouse in a Divorce?

    The answer is: yes and no. The liability of debt is governed by A.R.S. § 25-215. It effectively states that any debt incurred during the course of the marriage that was intended to benefit the marriage is considered "community debt" for divorce purposes. This means that if you and your spouse have …Read More

  2. Important Facts You Need to Know About Alimony

    Some people believe that when they get divorced, they'll be receiving a check from their ex each month in perpetuity. This is not true. In fact, in Arizona, you are not entitled to alimony (also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support). You bear the burden of proving your should receive alim…Read More

  3. Understanding Arizona Spousal Support

    Spousal support, often referred to as alimony, is money that one spouse pays to another during or after a divorce. Sometimes, alimony is paid during both these periods, depending on the circumstances. The reasoning behind this is that when spouses separate, one may be unable to pay for living expens…Read More

  4. Modifying Child Support

    It is not uncommon for a divorced parent’s affairs to change after a marriage has been dissolved, directly affecting his or her ability to provide child support as agreed upon in the divorce decree or child support agreement. People commonly think of child support as merely providing economic supp…Read More

  5. Grounds for Your Divorce

    Across the nation, couples are petitioning for divorce on a daily basis. Each state has its own unique grounds by which a dissolution of marriage may be granted by the appropriate presiding court. If you or someone you know is seeking a divorce, sufficient proof to the court that the marriage warra…Read More

  6. Arizona Uses Social Media to Call Out “Deadbeat” Parents

    Arizona governor Doug Ducey has authorized public shaming on social media to call attention to parents who are evading child support obligations, according to an NBC News report. The newly launched campaign posts the photos and names of parents failing to pay child support, along with the amount of …Read More

  7. How Does an Arizona Court Determine Alimony?

    Alimony is money that is paid by one spouse on a regular basis, or in one lump sum, to a former spouse as a result of a court order or agreement by the parties after a divorce. Also referred to as spousal support or maintenance, alimony is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as…Read More

  8. How Remarrying Affects Arizona Alimony

    Alimony, commonly referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance in some states across the nation, can help ease the financial difficulties that often arise out of a divorce. Generally, alimony can be temporary or permanent, depending on the particular circumstances of the case. Alimony requi…Read More

  9. Tempe Spousal Support and Maintenance Basics

    Commonly known across the country as alimony, spousal maintenance in Arizona often becomes an issue of contention between couples when the marriage ends. A determination of spousal support affects both parties’ finances in the immediate and distant future. Under Arizona law, a list of factors are …Read More