For many spouses, the divorce process is unfamiliar territory. It can be difficult to know which decisions are best during what can be a tumultuous time. That said, the financial decisions made during the divorce process can have lasting ramifications, so spouses should make every effort to structure a smart property division strategy. For those in Arizona who expect to receive child support or alimony as part of their divorce settlement, there are a number of considerations involved.
For some Arizona couples who are thinking about getting married, a prenuptial agreement can be an important part of their planning, particularly when one or both will be bringing valuable assets into the marriage. However, in order for this agreement to be enforced in a subsequent divorce, it must meet certain requirements.
Although there may be exceptions, the law in Arizona generally requires any court-ordered support or maintenance payments to be paid through the state's support payment clearinghouse. The clearinghouse maintains the names and addresses of the parties involved as well as employment information for the party who must make support payments. Under the law, the clearinghouse must be notified if any party changes their address.
Prenuptial agreements are growing in popularity in Arizona and across the nation as people seek to protect their existing assets and personal property. While these legal contracts are often favored by older couples who may have been married before and have a good deal of private property, they are still sometimes frowned upon by younger couples who are just beginning the marriage process and may be more focused on their wedding plans than working out the details of their future finances. However, younger couples may be able to benefit the most from these preplanned arrangements.
Since 1990, the number of adults over the age of 50 in Arizona and around the country who have gotten a divorce has doubled. The number of people over the age of 65 who have gotten a divorce has also increased significantly in recent years. However, there are many things that those who have gotten a divorce wish that they had known before they had their separation finalized.
In the midst of divorce, the husband of Arizona state representative Michelle Ugenti has issued a subpoena to Verizon Wireless in order to obtain records of her text messages as he believes she has been unfaithful. Michelle Ugenti and her lawyer are attempting to have the subpoena revoked and are trying to take advantage of her position as state representative in order to do so. They are currently settling their divorce in an Arizona courtroom.
Arizona couples seeking a divorce might benefit from a June 3 report about asset division. An advisor had counseled two clients who had been married for over 40 years.
Social media during -- or even after -- divorce is a dangerous place, riddled with potential risks that could affect your divorce agreement. If you say the wrong thing, or even if you have old photos or statuses that suggest something nefarious, it could affect a judge's view of you as a parent, or how much you pay in alimony. It may seem farfetched, but it is only a natural progression of our technological era. The more of us we put online, the easier it is for people to know about us, even the parts we would rather keep private.