Arizona is a community property state. Therefore, both spouses share equitably in all property acquired, earned, and purchased during the marriage. This includes not only houses, cars, and tangible goods but also retirement assets like pensions, 401k, and IRA accounts.
People often wonder about annulments in Arizona and if there are benefits to ending their marriage through the annulment process. While an annulment may seem like another type of divorce, the two legal proceedings are quite different and can render very different results for divorcing spouses.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your circumstances, divorce records are available to the public in Arizona. Anyone may request a copy of a marriage license or certificate from the Clerk of Court of the Superior Court where a marriage license was issued, and divorce records may be obtained using the same process in the county where the divorce took place.
Discovery is not one particular item in a divorce. Rather it is an ongoing process that occurs after the filing of divorce and before a divorce trial or settlement. The name “discovery” refers to the formal process by which spouses’ attorneys request information and evidence from one another.