When 'I Do' Becomes 'I Don't': 3 Resources For Arizona No-Fault Divorce
Written by Michelle N. Ogborne

When ‘I Do’ Becomes ‘I Don’t’: 3 Resources For Arizona No-Fault Divorce

“Maybe it’s emotional distance or changing priorities in life, but there can come a moment
when you realize…you don’t want to be married anymore.”
Michelle Ogborne.

Arizona law says a no-fault divorce is appropriate when the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Therefore, divorce in Arizona doesn’t need to blame either spouse.

No-Fault Divorce is Uncontested

No-fault divorce means the divorce is uncontested; both spouses agree to it. An Arizona collaborative divorce is a no-fault divorce because it’s uncontested as both spouses need to work together to complete the process. It also protects and preserves families.

You’d be surprised how many children – of all ages – believe their parents’ divorce is their fault. Nothing could be further from the truth, but it might explain why you and your spouse might be feeling like failures. Sometimes divorce is, quite simply, no one’s fault.

3 Resources for a No-Fault Divorce

A no-fault divorce can still have the courtroom drama and publicity most of us want to avoid. Instead of working together for mutually beneficial decisions, your respective attorneys do the talking. Rather than building separate lives based on respect and goodwill, a traditional divorce can leave you exhausted and hurting. A better alternative is a collaborative divorce where you can take advantage of:

  1. Professional communication coaching – Mediation and communication coaching can teach you ways to respond, rather than react. Not only will you need to learn a new language of respect with your soon-to-be-ex, but as co-parents, you will want to work together to improve communications between you and your kids. When your children see you both as one united parental unit, they can heal faster.
  2. Future-focused financial advice for fair and equitable asset-division – Marital assets and liabilities like credit card debt can be divided fairly. There is collaboration in collaborative divorce; what makes it work is your respect for each other’s needs. Collaborative divorce professionals want you to see what’s possible years from now and protect you from common divorce mistakes.
  3. Legal guidance from Arizona collaborative and family law professionals – Your collaborative divorce can be self-structured and managed by you. It can save money, preserve privacy, and lead to a resolution quicker than traditional divorces.

Collaborative Divorce Goes Beyond No-Fault Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a private, legal divorce. You structure the divorce, you make the rules, you set the pace. It truly is a better way to manage the divorce process. Your attorney strives to help you avoid common mistakes that can surface later to cause financial issues. The collaborative divorce process meets your specific requirements, not the courts.

Many couples are unsure how to begin positive and forward-thinking communication, especially when communicating has been one of the problems leading to divorce. With collaborative divorce, you want the best possible outcomes for each other. Effective communication tools, rather than confrontational interactions, will be used.

You Don’t ‘Get Even’ With Collaborative Divorce…You Get Better

If you’re planning to divorce, you might want to “get even” with your spouse. If that’s the case, plan to invest heavily in attorney’s fees because fighting can get very expensive.

Collaborative divorce is the preferred option for couples with children. But it’s also a better legal option for all couples, with or without children. For most people, the collaborative divorce process truly takes no-fault divorce to a better level. To learn more, contact Ogborne Law today.