Do I Need a Reason to Divorce in Arizona?
Posted on Jun 23, 2014 1:19pm PDT
If you are considering divorce in Arizona, one of the first decisions you
will need to make is whether to pursue a fault or no-fault divorce.
You do not need a reason to divorce in Arizona because you can simply file
for a "no-fault" divorce which proves that the marriage is irretrievably
broken. In this situation, you don't have to give specific reasons.
You just need to state that the marriage has been damaged beyond repair
and you would like to pursue dissolution of marriage in the court room.
If you so choose, you also have the ability to file for a divorce based
on fault. In this case, you can explain that your spouse has acted in
a way that has caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
Some at-fault grounds for divorce include:
- Sexual or physical abuse
- Separation for at least two years without reconciliation
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- A unanimous agreement to divorce from both spouses
If you cannot prove that a marriage is irretrievably broken then you may
want to consider trying to save your marriages. Some spouses may discover
that they don't meet the grounds for a waiting period and need to
take a set amount of time to patiently wait out this requirement. While
the waiting periods can be frustrating, they are set in place to help
individuals avoid making rash decisions and to encourage spouses to attempt
Discuss Your Case With Our Team
If you want more information about divorce in Arizona and the various reasons
you can give, don't hesitate to call the Liszewski Law Group, PLLC
today! We have been protecting clients' rights since 1997 and want
to assist you with your case! Our team makes it our goal to protect the
rights of our individual clients. We offer free consultations, so don't
hesitate to call one of our divorce lawyers today if you are curious about
how we can help you work through your divorce.