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Help with Arizona divorce proceedings

For help with legal paperwork in Prescott, Please call Prescott Tax & Paralegal.Everyone plans on living happily ever after on their wedding day. Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t work out the way we plan and the discussion turns to divorce. Because the legal procedure for divorce varies from state to state, Prescott Tax & Paralegal, your paralegal experts in Prescott, would like to share some information about divorce in Arizona.

  • In Arizona, the legal name for a divorce is Dissolution of Marriage. The time that it takes to get a dissolution or divorce varies from case to case. State laws require that you wait 60 days from the date of service before a final decree can be entered. . After the 60 days from the date of service passes, the steps necessary to obtain a divorce will greatly depend on your situation.
  • The person filing for the divorce is called the Petitioner. The person responding to the divorce is called the Respondent. If both parties agree to all issues within the case, the case may proceed by the parties filing a consent decree.
  • The divorce may be less complicated if the parties have been married for a relatively short period of time, have no children, and have little property or debt. In a case where the parties have been married for a lengthy period of time, have minor children, or where there is a significant amount of property or debt to be divided - and the parties are in disagreement - the process may take much longer.
  • If the Petition for Dissolution has been filed and served on the other party and a response has not been filed within the allotted time period, the filing party may apply for a default.

Making sure the necessary paperwork is filed in a complete and timely manner, and in the proper order is important. If you find yourself in this situation and need help filling out forms or understanding the divorce process, Prescott Tax & Paralegal, your paralegal specialists in Prescott, are here to help. We prepare legal documents for any legal matter, and offer assistance in filing documents with the appropriate agency. We also provide procedural information for our clients, and can refer to an attorney when needed. To set up an appointment, give us a call at 928-778-3113.



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Arlene Rheinfelder, EA, CP AZCLDP

"I help solve people's problems. There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone through a difficult situation, and helping them to find a good resolution." 


Melissa Hill, AZCLDP

I love the challenge of finding a way to help each person's unique situation. It is never the same because each person is different with their own needs and wants.

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