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Arizona Legal Separation Questions & Answers
Legal separation is a court process to determine some of the important rights and relationships between spouses who have decided to separate, but not divorce. Thus, when the process is over, the spouses are still married.
How does Legal Separation differ from Divorce?
The process for Legal Separation involves all of the same issues that the process for Dissolution (Divorce) involves, including: custody, visitation, child support, spousal maintenance, and division of property and debts. However, all of the legal rights and relationships resulting from marriage are not necessarily ended, as with a divorce.
What happens if one or both of the parties wish to get divorced after an order of Legal Separation is entered?
If either spouse later wanted to remarry another, that spouse would have to file for Divorce regardless of the fact that the parties had already been legally separated.
Arizona has residency requirements which state that one of the spouses must live in the state at least 90 days before filing for a dissolution, which must be done in the county in which the petitioner resides. After service of process, there is also a 60-day waiting period.
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