What isa wife entitled to in the case of an amicable divorce?

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What isa wife entitled to in the case of an amicable divorce?

What would the wife get in the case of a divorce? What portion of the husband’s income, savings, pension would she be due to get?

Asked on October 5, 2010 under Family Law, Arizona

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Arizona is a Community Property States, meaning that all property that was acquired during the marriage will be split by a court 50/50 if the parties can not come to an agreement that splits it otherwise.  When you say "what portion of the income" do you mean spousal support?  That is not "automatic" in Arizona and is decided by the court, based on a number of different factors, on a case by case basis.  Support can be temporary - to get you back on your feet - or permanent depending on your situation.  Savings is assumed marital if the money was contributed during the marriage and his pension as well.  You need to seek help from an attorney in your are on the matter.  Good luck.


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