Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) With Minors

Guidelines

  • You want to file a petition for divorce and,
  • You do not have a "covenant" marriage, and,
  • You and your spouse have minor children with each other or the wife is pregnant by the husband and,
  • The minor child(ren) resided (lived) in Arizona at least 6 months before you file the petition or you talked to a lawyer who advised you that you could pursue the case in Arizona and,
  • Either spouse lived in Arizona at least 90 days before you file the Petition, or is a member of the armed forces and is stationed in Arizona at least 90 days before you file and,
  • You believe that the marriage is irretrievably broken (you and your spouse cannot make this marriage work) and,
  • You or your spouse have either tried to resolve your marital problems through Conciliation Services, or there is no point in trying to resolve your marital problems.

Forms

Please print forms on Steps 1 through 4 before filing the packet with the Clerk of the Superior Court.

You may use the child support calculator which will generate the worksheet for you.