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How Retirement Benefits are Divided in a Divorce: Arizona Community Property Laws

What does “Community Property” mean? In the state of Arizona, all assets acquired during the marriage, by either spouse, are presumed to be community property.  “During the marriage” is defined as the period from the date of marriage to the date of service, or the date a spouse is served with a Petition for Dissolution …

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How to Ensure your QDRO is Drafted Properly, Will Be Accepted, and is Enforceable

During a Divorce or Legal Separation, one of the major tasks at hand is to divide the parties’ assets—those may include assets such as residential or commercial real estate, businesses, personal property, financial assets, and so on.  In the state of Arizona, all assets acquired during the marriage is presumed to be community property and …

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What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order and why do I need one?

If you’re going through a divorce or legal separation, and you and/or your spouse have retirement accounts, you’ll likely hear something from the court or your attorney about a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, more commonly known as a QDRO. QDROs are the orders that direct the parties and the Plan Administrator(s) of their retirement account(s) …

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Preparing For A Divorce – 10 Proven Tips From A Top Divorce Lawyer

Preparing for a divorce may seem on the surface like a deceitful or even selfish thing to do. Many people view it at first glance as a cold, calculated, and manipulative act that a greedy spouse might do before filing for a divorce. But the truth is preparing for divorce can protect you from devastating …

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“DOUBLE DIPPING” IN DIVISION OF A BUSINESS AND IN SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE CALCULATIONS

If you are divorcing and you or your spouse own a business, it is important to be aware of the concept of “double-dipping” as it applies to asset division and spousal maintenance awards. Because Arizona is a community property state, if a business was started – or if the value increased – during a marriage …

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