Arizona Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Arizona
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Arizona. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Arizona online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Arizona are as follows:

  • One of the parties, at the time the action was commenced, was domiciled in this state, or was stationed in this state while a member of the armed services, and that in either case the domicile or military presence has been maintained for ninety days prior to filing the petition for dissolution of marriage.

  • (Arizona Statutes - Title 12 - Chapters: 401 and Title 25 - Chapters: 312, 329)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Arizona:

  • No Fault & Fault:
    • The marriage is irretrievably broken (the No-Fault ground) or, if the marriage is a covenant marriage (Arizona recognizes what is considered a "higher" form of marriage called a "Covenant Marriage") the possible grounds for a Covenant Marriage are as follows:
      • Adultery
      • Imprisonment
      • Abandonment
      • Sexual or Physical Abuse
      • The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for at least two years before
      • The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for at least one year from the date the decree of legal separation was entered
      • Drug or Alcohol Abuse
      • The husband and wife both agree to a dissolution of marriage

    (Arizona Statutes - Title 25 - Chapters: 312, 901, 903)

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