Divorce is one of the most devastating and life-changing events you will ever experience. There are decision to make for yourself and your children. Divorce is a big decision; it should be taken seriously and thought through very carefully. There is quite a bit of work involved in a divorce, but be aware that even though you may be exploring this option for your life, you can decide to stop at any time, if your relationship is reconciled. Parties may obtain a divorce without the counsel of an attorney, but may need to seek legal advice for complicated cases. Divorce actions can be uncontested or contested depending on whether the individuals agree on the terms and conditions of the divorce, such as property division, maintenance or spousal support, and child custody, visitation and support issues.
Residency requirements for filing for divorce in a particular state vary by state statutes, but usually require that at least one party to the divorce be a resident of or establish domicile for a particular period of time in the state where they wish to file for divorce. In Arizona, the individual must reside in Arizona for ninety (90) days prior to filing a petition for divorce.
There are several stages of the divorce process. Commencement of the divorce, default process, final decree of dissolution. There is also a required waiting period of sixty (60) days in Arizona, from the time the Respondent is served before the final Decree of Dissolution may be rendered. The divorce process may be very complicated and overwhelming for a person that self-represented. We, at AZ Legal Document Preparation certainly understanding and are ready and willing to assist with the preparation of the divorce process from commencement of the action until the final Decree of Dissolution is issued by the Court. We also assist with all procedural requirements, which helps relieve some of the stress on the self-represented person.
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