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February 2020 Archives

Multi-million-dollar art collection in high-asset divorce

Arizona is a community property state, which means that all property and debts acquired during marriage belong to both spouses. When couples file for divorce in a community property state, each spouse is entitled to half of all community property. By contrast, many other states operate under the principle of equitable distribution, which means that marital assets should be split fairly but not necessarily 50-50.

What to expect when spousal support is on the table

Spousal support is not an automatic part of divorce. This may concern you, or it may provide relief, depending on your circumstances. Whether you are hoping to receive alimony or fighting to avoid it, having a general understanding of how a spouse may qualify for support is the first step toward your goals.

How mothers lose custody disputes

Many people believe that an inherent gender bias exists in the family court system and that mothers are heavily favored in custody disputes. While some states' practices seem to support this belief, Arizona has taken efforts to prevent gender bias. Courts in Arizona are actually legally prohibited from considering gender in parental disputes.

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