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Prenuptial agreements can prevent divorce-fueled debt feud

When people imagine what's covered by a prenuptial agreement, or divorce more generally, they are likely to consider pre- and post-marital assets and earnings. After all, prenuptial agreements can be an effective tool to clearly define assets that were acquired prior to marriage and, thus, should be considered separate property. At the same time, premarital agreements can also define certain assets earned during marriage as separate property in the event of divorce.

What is the difference between legal annulment and divorce?

Navigating a web of legal terms and concepts may cause some stress for many Arizona residents. When trying to determine whether legal separation or divorce is the best move for their family, some people may come across the concept of legal annulment. Although annulment enters the arena of family law, it is different from divorce in a number of key ways.

Defining Arizona's community property laws for divorce

From time to time, we have discussed the idea of community property on this blog as it relates to property division in Arizona. Although this legal concept has been mentioned multiple times, we have yet to explore this topic in depth. With a closer look, readers will hopefully have a better understanding of the basic mechanics of splitting assets during divorce.

Remarriage, divorce and spousal support: Sorting out the details

For a person who is married at a young age and divorces within a relatively short period of time, he or she has many youthful years to consider a second marriage. Of course, anyone who is going into marriage having been through divorce, there is probably a lot of knowledge gained between the two events.

Is divorce process different for Arizona covenant marriages?

Throughout the course of this blog, divorce has generally been discussed in terms of basic marriage agreements. Under these circumstances, an individual doesn't need a specific reason to file for divorce. In other words, it is a no-fault arrangement.

Determining how inherited assets will be handled during divorce

When a person designates estate beneficiaries, it's a very intentional move. Creating a will for the purpose of distributing assets and property is all about creating a legacy. For many people, this means providing for loved ones after passing away.

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