Divorce Process

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There are two processes for a divorce. The first is an uncontested divorce. The second is a contested divorce. In an uncontested divorce the parties have an agreement to resolve the terms of their divorce or, the party served with the Petition does not timely respond. If the parties proceed via an uncontested divorce, it is possible that the parties can be divorced within 60 days from the date of service. With a contested divorce, this means that the parties do not have agreements and are going to have to either mediate and/or attend a trial in order to get divorced. A divorce in Maricopa County can take anywhere between 12 and 18 months to be finalized. A divorce in Pinal County can take anywhere between nine and 12 months.


Legal Separation Versus Divorce

Is there a difference between a legal separation and a divorce? The short answer is not really. The main reason people do a legal separation instead of a divorce is so that a spouse can remain on the other spouses health insurance. The Court still proceeds as if it were a divorce, and divides all the community assets, the community debt, can award spousal maintenance, can put legal decision making and parenting orders in place, and can issue child support orders. However, at the end of the day a party is only legally separated, not divorce. This means that if a party wanted to remarry, they would need to take further action by filing another Petition with the Court to obtain a a divorce.
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