Yuma, AZ – There are a number of different problems that can emerge throughout the years that a couple is married. Disagreements are common, and sometimes these differences are serious enough that the couple decides to move on with their lives in separate directions. Once the couple has decided to get a divorce, they usually want to end the marriage as quickly and inexpensively as possible. This is one of the reasons why no fault divorces exist. The couple can simply choose to move on without any specific proof of misconduct.
Saving time with no fault divorces
For the sake of efficiency, all states in the U.S., including Arizona, now offer a no fault divorce as a simpler way to end a marriage. This means that the couple only needs to meet the state’s residency requirements, file the formal documentation, and go through the court procedures with the assistance of their lawyer. Most no fault divorces can be ended with a span of a few months to a couple of years. If the couple was married for a long time and had large amounts of property, the divorce is likely to take longer.
There may be rare exceptions where a couple cannot get a no fault divorce due to entering a covenant marriage, however covenant marriages are not very common and they have a different set of rules that the couple agreed to before their wedding.
Fault versus no fault divorces
Within the no fault system, the most common reason for a couple to get divorced is that they simply do not get along anymore. The specific reasons may include financial problems, infidelity, or changes that happen over time, but these specifics are not material to the divorce lawsuit. The formal documentation for the divorce will say that the couple has differences that cannot be reconciled, and it is not necessary to go into further detail..
Under older systems of family law, a fault based divorce would generally require a showing of domestic violence, imprisonment, abandonment, or serious mental health problems, adultery. However, couples often got into the habit of faking these problems to bypass the requirements and get divorced regardless of their specific reasons. This meant that the fault based system was wasteful and too formal in most states.
Even though a no fault divorce can potentially end a marriage quickly, there are always some related issues that need to be decided. The more the couple is in agreement, the less time they need to spend in court hearings or mediation sessions. These issues can include property division, child custody, alimony payments, or child support payments.
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