If you are contemplating an Arizona divorce or are in the midst of a divorce, you may be concerned about your tax filing status. The following is a brief overview of matters to consider when approaching tax filing season with your soon-to-be ex-spouse.
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.