Do I Need a Reason to Divorce in Arizona?

If you are considering divorce in Arizona, one of the first decisions you will need to make is whether to pursue a fault or no-fault divorce.

No-Fault Divorce

You do not need a reason to divorce in Arizona because you can simply file for a “no-fault” divorce which proves that the marriage is irretrievably broken. In this situation, you don’t have to give specific reasons. You just need to state that the marriage has been damaged beyond repair and you would like to pursue dissolution of marriage in the court room.

Fault Divorce

If you so choose, you also have the ability to file for a divorce based on fault. In this case, you can explain that your spouse has acted in a way that has caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

Some at-fault grounds for divorce include:

  • Adultery
  • Imprisonment
  • Abandonment
  • Sexual or physical abuse
  • Separation for at least two years without reconciliation
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • A unanimous agreement to divorce from both spouses

If you cannot prove that a marriage is irretrievably broken then you may want to consider trying to save your marriages. Some spouses may discover that they don’t meet the grounds for a waiting period and need to take a set amount of time to patiently wait out this requirement. While the waiting periods can be frustrating, they are set in place to help individuals avoid making rash decisions and to encourage spouses to attempt reconciliation.

Discuss Your Case With Our Team

If you want more information about divorce in Arizona and the various reasons you can give, don’t hesitate to call the Liszewski Law Group, PLLC today! We have been protecting clients’ rights since 1997 and want to assist you with your case! Our team makes it our goal to protect the rights of our individual clients. We offer free consultations, so don’t hesitate to call one of our divorce lawyers today if you are curious about how we can help you work through your divorce.