It Doesn’t Matter If Your Spouse Cheated
Arizona is a no-fault divorce state. This means you don’t need to give a reason for wanting to get divorced. You just need to declare that you want one.
In a no-fault divorce state, you don’t have to prove adultery, abandonment, abuse, or any other reason for your divorce. There is no need to present testimony. There’s no need to prove fault. You only need to show that your marriage is “irretrievably broken.”
Your Marriage is Irretrievably Broken
Arizona only requires that the court find that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” This means that there is no reasonable chance that you and your spouse will reconcile.
In order to grant your divorce, the court must find there is little chance that you and your spouse will get back together. Usually, both parties agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. When this happens, there is no need for evidence or testimony.
There is One Exception to the Rule
In a no-fault divorce state like Arizona, there is still only one exception to the no-fault rule. If you and your spouse entered into what is known as a covenant marriage, then you must prove fault in order for the court to grant your divorce.
Covenant marriages are special religious marriages and are extremely rare. You would be well aware if your marriage was a covenant marriage. If you don’t think you entered into a covenant marriage, chances are you didn’t.
What’s Your Next Step
It may be easier than you think to begin the process of getting divorced. With the right advocate, it’s not as scary or intimidating as you might imagine. The Law Office of Keith A. Singer is the advocate you need.
You may even be eligible to take advantage of our Single Attorney Solutions for Divorce.
If you are interested in learning more about Arizona’s No-Fault Divorce or if you have other questions or concerns about a family law matter, please Contact The Law Office of Keith A. Singer or call 520.795.1800.