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Tucson Family, Separation & Divorce Attorney

Tuscon Property Division Lawyer

The division of property and assets is one of the most important issues to be resolved in a divorce case. The Tucson family lawyer is an experienced attorney fully knowledgeable in the ways to protect your assets during your divorce proceeding.

It is important for all clients to understand that Arizona is a community property state—all assets acquired from the date of marriage until the end of that marriage will be split equally among the divorcing spouses if the spouses cannot agree on a way to split the property themselves.

If divorcing spouses can agree on how to split their property and debt, all they must do is inform the judge.

Our Tucson Family Attorney Can Help Protect Your Property

Many clients are concerned about property and assets acquired prior to their marriage. Your spouse has no legal entitlement to any of these properties or assets unless he or she can prove that they helped “maintain” them. This would indicate that your spouse spent time and/or money in helping you upkeep the property. If a spouse’s name is not on the title for a property than he or she bares the burden of proof in convincing the court they helped maintain the property.

Family debts are also a major concern for many clients. It is advisable for clients to contact their creditors immediately once they know they are to seek a divorce. Judges can sometimes order debts be paid but in other cases a client may have to deal with the situation on their own. However, the Tucson family lawyer can assist clients in these situations pursue other legal resolutions.