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Month: June 2015

Yarnell Hill Fire

Today marks two years since 19 firefighters were killed as they battled the Yarnell Hill Fire. The courageous 19 died on June 30, 2013, after fast-moving flames shifted and trapped the crew. This was the deadliest firefighter disaster in Arizona’s history which also destroyed 8,700 acres of land. Today, a moment of silence is scheduled …

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Spousal Maintenance

Alimony, or spousal maintenance as it is referred to in Arizona, is the monthly amount of money that one spouse may have to pay to support the other both during and/or after the divorce. In order for one spouse to receive spousal maintenance, several statutory factors are considered when determining whether a spouse is entitled …

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How Is Sole and Separate Property Determined in a Divorce?

Arizona is a community property state. When it comes to property distribution, most assets acquired during the marriage will be equally divided. This usually includes earnings, income, and contributions to retirement plans made during the marriage. There are, however, a few exceptions to this general rule. A spouse’s real and personal property that is owned …

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What Matters Will Be Resolved During the Divorce Process?

Every divorce is different; however, during the divorce process the same issues will be resolved. During a divorce, the following issues will be addressed: Spousal maintenance Division of property Allocation of debts Confirmation of sole and separate property Attorney fees And if the parties have minor children, additional issues will be addressed concerning: Legal decision …

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