Property division is an important aspect of divorce. Along with child custody and visitation, it is one of the areas of divorce many couples fight about the most. It is important for couples-both those who are engaged and those who are considering divorce-to understand how property division works so that they can take steps to plan accordingly.
The laws of property division are different for each state, so couples need to make sure they have a solid understanding of the law of the jurisdiction in which they are obtaining a divorce. Courts in Arizona utilize a minority approach to property division in which community property is generally split down the middle.