There are many factors that Arizona courts evaluate when determining alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance. In particular, courts look at the finances of the parties to decide if one will be financially disadvantaged by the divorce. This post discusses some of the important factors that courts consider in these alimony evaluations. However, individuals should speak with their own attorneys for case-specific help.
When the partners choose to end their marriage in divorce, their assets and possessions will be subject to division based on the state's community property laws. Community property is one way that property may be classified as marital or separate, and then split between the partners to an ending marriage. Here, courts attempt to divide marital property evenly.
When parents in Arizona part ways, it is important that the children from the relationship are supported. In most cases, there will be a parent who is ordered to pay child support. It is imperative that the paying parent keep up with the payments, make the payments on time and pay them in full. However, it is not uncommon for the payments to be late, not be paid in full or not be paid at all. For custodial parents who need to receive the payments to care for the child, there are certain steps to take to resolve this issue of delinquent payments.
The prospect of divorce is something that may put those involved in a highly emotional state for many different reasons. The investment that all parties put in from both an emotional and financial perspective can make the process feel as if everything is on the line. In these instances where the divorcing couple has to deal with so many complex and important issues, it can be easy to feel like divorce is a must-win game of assets, child custody, and more.
Simply because an Arizona mother claims that a certain man is the father of her child does not make it the truth. Determining paternity is an important factor in a child's upbringing and care. Frequently, there are cases in which it is not automatically known who the biological father of the child is. Fathers also want to know for certain whether they are a child's biological parent as this will significantly impact fathers' rights and other issues. One area that both presumed or alleged parents should understand is what the law says about presumption of paternity.
For Arizona couples who have decided to end a marriage, both parties will have concerns about various issues after the divorce. One factor that frequently arises is spousal maintenance. Understanding what factors are involved when spousal maintenance will be ordered, how much it will be and how long it will last are essential to a case and can impact everyone involved.