When it comes time to address property issues in your divorce, remember that Arizona is a community property state. What this means is that generally, both parties are equally entitled to property and debt accumulated during the course of the marriage. There are exceptions to the general rule; inheritances and gifts are considered the sole and separate property to whom the devise or gift was given. Furthermore, despite the fact that both parties might be entitled to or equally responsible for property and debt accumulated during marriage, upon divorce, the court will seek to divide these things equitably, not necessarily equally. In other words, it is possible that as part of a divorce order, you and your ex-spouse may not actually be awarded exactly equal amounts of money, property and/or debt.
Our Phoenix property division lawyers can assist you in unraveling the property issues in your case.