An Honest And Smart Approach To Family Law

Why divorces occur

Arizona allows individuals to seek a divorce for almost any reason assuming that they meet residency and other requirements. Therefore, you have the right to end your marriage even if your spouse isn’t engaged in physical abuse or any other serious misconduct.

You aren’t happy

Over time, you may feel as if you don’t have anything in common with your spouse. It’s also possible that your goals or values have changed or evolved in the years or decades since you first got married. Generally speaking, it’s better to seek a divorce as opposed to remaining in an unfulfilling or toxic relationship. In fact, you may discover that you have a better relationship with your former spouse after a divorce as there is no longer any need to live up to the obligations placed on married couples.

You’re being abused

Victims of financial, sexual and other forms of abuse may feel as if they are trapped in their relationships. However, if you are one of them, it’s important to realize that there are resources available to help you leave your spouse in a safe and timely manner. There may also be resources to help you care for your children while you get settled.

The children are grown

It’s fairly common for married couples to stay together for the sake of their children. However, once the children are gone, it may be tempting to seek a divorce as quickly as possible. Although a divorce may have an impact on an adult child, it’s unlikely that it would have the same ramifications as it would on a teen or younger person.

Regardless of why you are ending your marriage, it should be noted that Arizona is a community property state, which means that marital assets will generally be divided equally by the judge unless the parties otherwise agree.