A separation agreement, by definition, is an agreement between two spouses that outlines how children and property will be managed during a separation. This may include dividing of assets and debts (marital property), spousal maintenance, child support, legal decision making, and parenting time, if needed.
You can file for legal separation yourself as the forms are available on AZCourts.Gov. Filing for a legal separation without children is a different process than filing for legal separation with children. Meet residency requirements in Arizona File a legal separation petition File a legal separation agreement Serve your spouse and wait for a response Spouse hasRead More
It takes about 90 to 120 days to get a legal separation from start to finish on average according to multiple national sources. Filing a petition for legal separation is the first step. After you file a petition for legal separation you must wait up to 30 days for your spouse to respond. It takesRead More
Legal separation, in Arizona, is a legal process allowing a couple to live apart while still being married, vs. divorce, which is the legal process of terminating a marriage. Here you will learn the similarities and differences between legal separation vs divorce. Reasons to Choose Legal Separation vs Divorce Reasons to get a legal separationRead More
The cost of legal separation is about $50,000 with average prices ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 in the US for 2020. Uncontested legal separation cases can settle for as low as $1,000, while highly contested separations involving matters like legal decision making and alimony can get up into the $100,000 range. *Disclaimer – These feesRead More