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Requirements to File for Divorce
To file for a divorce in Arizona you or your spouse must have been domiciled (lived) in Arizona or been stationed
as a member of the armed forces here for at least 90 days before you filed. If that is not true, DO NOT FILE
until it becomes true.
Also, if you are asking the judge to decide matters about children like Legal Decision Making (Custody) and support, you should generally
have resided here for 6 months with the children immediately before you file for divorce. The State of Arizona
must be the children's primary place of residence, according to the legal definition of residence. If you are not
sure if Arizona is the primary place of residence for your children, talk to a lawyer before you file for
Even though deciding what information to put in the divorce papers is often complicated, the process for many
divorces in Arizona can be quite simple. Arizona is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you do not need to
prove that the other spouse did something which entitles you to a divorce.