It is not uncommon for an Arizona resident to spend years of their life laboring away at important work that may never yield a paycheck. They may take a lead role in raising their children, and they may take on the heavy responsibility of managing a family home while their spouse works to support them and their dependents with an income.
There are many factors that Arizona courts evaluate when determining alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance. In particular, courts look at the finances of the parties to decide if one will be financially disadvantaged by the divorce.
When the partners choose to end their marriage in divorce, their assets and possessions will be subject to division based on the state’s community property laws. Community property is one way that property may be classified as marital or separate, and then split between the partners to an ending marriage.
When parents in Arizona part ways, it is important that the children from the relationship are supported. In most cases, there will be a parent who is ordered to pay child support.