When people think about the end of a marriage, they often think about the new life that each person has ahead of them. However, before people can start their new life, they have many important divorce issues to resolve. While many of these issues will revolve around the couple's children, property division issues are often very important -- especially in a high asset divorce.
In the majority of cases, two issues seem to dominate in divorce disputes: child custody/child support and property division. It can be quite difficult for a divorcing couple to come to an agreement on who should keep what, especially when larger and less-liquid assets, such as real property or business assets, are at stake.
Arizona, like many other states, is a no-fault divorce state. This means that, in most cases, even when the couple agrees that one spouse's extramarital affair was the reason for the divorce, the court does not need to consider the affair or apportion blame.
Immediately following the decision to divorce, Arizona divorcees may be forced to deal with the emotional weight that often comes with such a decision. However, it can become quickly apparent that there is much on the financial side that needs to be taken care of as well. Rather than being a burden, taking care of some of these financial matters can help Arizona divorcees achieve a peace of mind, knowing that their finances are secure and that they are bettering their chances at a favorable divorce settlement.