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I-864 Affidavit of Support valid despite conflicting prenup

The community property laws in states like Arizona require marital property to be divided equally when couples divorce. Couples who wish to establish alternative arrangements sometimes enter into prenuptial contracts, but these agreements may not be valid in all situations. One such case involved a wealthy California real estate agent who married a Turkish citizen in 2009. The man entered into a prenuptial contract before getting married, but he also signed an I-864 Affidavit of Support pledging to assist his wife financially once she settled in the United States.

Having full faith in Arizona custody laws

When a couple divorces, each person may stay close to home to stay connected with their children. However, what would happen if one or both parents move to another state? The good news is that a custody order remains in effect regardless of where one or both parents live. This is generally referred to as the full faith and credit custody law.

Ways to divorce with less hassle

Divorce is sometimes the best option for estranged Arizona couples, but this does not mean that dissolving a marriage is always easy or cheap. There are some tips that might allow people to avoid some of the financial and emotional burdens that a divorce could cause.

Gun and domestic violence case in hands of Supreme Court

Arizona residents who have previous domestic violence convictions are federally prohibited from owning or possessing guns. Under the Lautenberg Amendment, even those with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions may face up to 10 years in federal prison if they are caught in possession of a gun.

Prenuptial agreements and protecting assets

Arizona residents who are contemplating marriage may want to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement in order to protect themselves and their assets. In some cases ,they may be unable to get their fiances to agree to one. Prospective spouses should thus be aware of ways in which they might be able to protect their assets in the absence of a prenuptial agreement.

Artists and property division in Arizona

It is common for a couple who divorces to have to go through property division, where their community property is allocated between the two spouses. This can be a complicated issue, but with people who are artists, it may be even more complex. The reason is that works of art created by just one of the spouses during their marriage are in most cases considered to be marital property.

How is property divided in Arizona?

When couples divorce in Arizona, they can either come to an agreement on their own as to how their property will be divided or the court will make the determination. Property is designated as either marital, or community, property or separate property. Since Arizona is a community property state, the court will divide all marital property equally between the spouses.

Avoiding adoption fraud

Arizona residents may benefit from learning more about how adoption fraud occurs and what actions can be taken to avoid it. People who fall victim to adoption fraud typically suffer emotional and financial hardships. Anyone who suspects fraudulent activity to be present in the adoption process is advised to contact authorities with the local police, the state attorney general office, the FBI or the National Fraud Information Center.

What are the legal requirements for an Arizona divorce?

A couple might decide together that a divorce is the best resolution to differences in a marriage. However, there are often occasions that involve one party deciding that a divorce is warranted without consulting the other party first. Divorce can be a challenging situation regardless of the circumstances leading up to it, and understanding the legal requirements for divorce may be helpful for the individual who wants to proceed but who is unsure about the details.

Divorce issues for Arizona military families

Although members of the military face the same legal system that others use for dissolution of marriage, there are some logistical issues that can make a military divorce a little more challenging. It is important to understand these issues in considering filing for divorce to ensure that details can be handled as efficiently as possible.


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