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Arizona is a no-fault state, which means you do not need a reason to get divorced and your spouse does not have to agree with your decision.
How will the assets be divided?
Arizona law states that any and all assets and debts incurred during the course of the marriage are to be split evenly. There are some exceptions in which a judge can decide against an even split.
A judge will decide, based upon what he/she believes is in the best interest of the child. Custody involves each parent’s role in making major decisions for the child, such as education and medical care, and division of children’s time spent with each parent.
With sole custody, only one parent has the right to make decisions regarding children’s education, health care and other major issues. The other parent has the right to be informed of decisions made but has no say.
With joint custody, both parents have the right and must agree to the decisions made regarding children. A court-ordered parenting plan is put in place, outlining the responsibilities of both parents. If parents disagree, they can go to a mediator or a parenting coordinator to seek resolution.
Try to remain calm so as not to aggravate the situation. You must decide if you are going to give a statement or ask for a lawyer but know that whatever you say can be used against you. It is almost always beneficial to remain silent and request to speak to an attorney.
In general, a felony is a serious crime punishable by a year or more in jail. A misdemeanor is a less serious crime, punishable by imprisonment of less than one year. Exact definitions can vary by jurisdiction.
A civil case is when an individual or group sues another individual or group, claiming some type of wrongdoing.
In Arizona, the statute is six years for a written contract and three years for oral or implied contracts.
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