How Does Arizona View Marital Property?
In Arizona, there is both community and separate property. The state requires there to be an equitable division of a couple’s property. This often means that community property, or martial property, is split 50 / 50 between a couple, depending on the circumstances. Separate property is not subject to an equitable division, making it crucial you prove this property is truly yours prior to or outside of your marriage.
Examples of separate property include:
- Assets owned prior to marriage
- Gifts received during marriage
- Inheritance received prior to or during marriage
Even if you obtained the property on your own during marriage, it is still subject to martial property rules. While there are always exceptions to the rules, any debts accumulated during marriage are considered community property, as well, and will be split equally between a couple.