Dustin T. Dudley, PLLC
1850 N. Central Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Areas of Focus
Child Support & Custody
I was served with divorce papers today. Now what?
From a procedural standpoint, here is what one needs to know: The Summons and Petition should have been served along with a number of other documents. The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is the only document that requires a formal written response (unless the...
My Spouse And I Cannot Reach Temporary Agreements While Divorcing
Most divorces go forward with no Court orders in place (with the exception of the Preliminary Injunction) until the divorce is finalized. However, temporary orders are available if the parties cannot seem to reach agreements on how to handle matters while the divorce...
How Do I Get My Maiden Name Back In A Divorce
One of the things that a divorcing wife can ask of the court is to change her last name back to her maiden name. This choice is completely up to the wife and the husband has no say in it either way. If she wants her maiden name restored, she should request this in the...
How Long Does It Take To Get Divorced In Arizona?
In Arizona there is a sixty day waiting period (from the date of service of the petition) that must expire before a final order of divorce may be entered. A.R.S. § 25-329 . So it is simply not possible to complete a divorce case in less than 60 days. Beyond that,...
What Can I Do If I Don’t Want To Get Divorced, But My Spouse Filed For Divorce?
Although under Arizona law there are no “defenses” to a divorce action, either party may have the matter referred to a division of the court known as the Court of Conciliation, which is designed to assist the parties in resolving their disputes. If you would like an...
Minor Children Can Create Special Jurisdictional Requirements
In order for an Arizona Court to enter enforceable orders relating to minor children (parenting time, legal decision making (custody), etc.), the Arizona Court must have jurisdiction over the child. To determine whether or not Arizona courts have jurisdiction over...
What Is A “Covenant Marriage”? (I have never seen one…)
Arizona has established a special type of marriage called a “covenant marriage. ” Parties who have entered into covenant marriages must satisfy much more strict requirements to be divorced. A list of acceptable grounds for the dissolution of a covenant marriage are...
May I Get Divorced In Arizona? Find Out Here!!
A.R.S. § 25-312(1) requires that at least one of the two parties to a divorce must have been domiciled or residing within the state of Arizona for a minimum of 90 days before filing a petition for dissolution of marriage in order to be divorced within the State of...
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