What does it mean that Arizona is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce?

In Arizona, you are not required to show that one spouse was to blame or responsible for the ending of the marriage, in order to qualify for a divorce. Arizona is considered a no-fault state, meaning you only need to prove that your marriage is “irretrievably broken.” In other words, there is no real possibility of keeping the marriage together.

There is an exception, though. If you have a covenant marriage, there are certain reasons you must give to dissolve your marriage. Under state law, some of these reasons include adultery, physical abuse, sexual abuse, regular substance abuse and imprisonment. A covenant marriage can also be dissolved if both spouses agree the marriage is over.

For more information or advice, contact an experienced Phoenix divorce lawyer at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).

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