Tip #5: Arizona is a community property state, meaning that generally any property acquired during the marriage is considered community and during a divorce it will be divided equitably, but equitably doesn’t necessarily mean equally. A party can have separate property and that is usually property either brought into the marriage or property that has been gifted to one spouse or inherited by one spouse.

Tip #6: Either party can request spousal maintenance or alimony in Arizona. The statute dealing with spousal maintenance first asks the question of whether a party qualifies for spousal maintenance; there are several factors the court looks at to determine if the spouse qualifies. The next question is how much the spouse may be entitled to receive. and there are also factors the court looks at to determine that as well, the amount is based on need, but also how much the other spouse is able to pay.