The experience that you will have when going through a divorce will likely depend to a certain extent on the state in which you are divorcing. This is because state laws dictate many aspects of divorce, including how assets are divided. If you are going through a divorce in Arizona, it is, therefore, important that you observe the laws in place so that you are prepared for what to expect.
Arizona is one of the few states in the country that recognizes community property. This means that the state views all marital property as being equal, regardless of which spouse contributed most to the acquisition of funds. This means, as a general rule, all assets that are deemed to be marital in a divorce will be split between spouses 50/50. The following are common community property issues that can arise in Arizona.