This Alpha Arizona Divorce Kit is the only 'Full Service' do-it-yourself Divorce Kit currently being sold throughout the State of Arizona.
What we mean by 'Full Service' is that this Alpha Arizona Divorce Kit is not limited to just simple divorce actions like other divorce kits, for example:
While the features of this Alpha Arizona Divorce Kit may seem numerous, this is so because a variety of changes can occur either in the attitude of one or both of the parties, or other conditions may arise that were either unknown or not expected which may tend to hinder the divorce action; therefore, in order to guarantee the successful completion of your divorce action, we have included these alternate and additional features.
We are also aware that some questions may arise as to the application of a particular Form as it may apply to your situation. And to the extent that you may not fully understand its meaning, we have provided phone numbers that you may call to obtain answers to your questions. In this regards, we ask that you carefully read the material contained in this text before you place your call.
This divorce kit also includes the current Arizona Child Support Guidelines, which must be used to calculate the amount payable as child support in every case; however, deviations from the guidelines are possible if justification can be properly explained.
Also, Arizona has adopted new laws that now require both parents to attend classes for the purpose of educating them on the impact of divorce on children. The divorce will not be granted unless both parents attend and receive a certificate of completion, unless compelling reasons dictate that one parent could not or is unable to attend such classes.
Since this is new law, some of the procedures have not been finalized, therefore, you may receive inconsistent information from time to time, but the initial procedure is for the Clerk of the Court to provide each petitioner filing a divorce or separation action with a copy of the Court Order requiring class attendance and an instruction sheet on scheduling the class. A copy of which must be served upon the respondent.
Keep in mind also that the Divorce Laws and Local Court Procedures are Subject to change without notice from time to time. And in most instances, these changes occur with very little, if any, notice; therefore, if you experience any changes in either the filing procedures, the service of process or hearing procedures that vary from the way we have stated them in this text, please call us immediately and, if additional forms are necessary, we will provide them to you without cost.
Also, from time to time, some of the Courts provide their own forms for such things as Civil Cover Sheets, Judgment Data Sheets or Forms to Waive or Postpone the filing fees. If this happens in your case, simply complete the Forms supplied by the Court and disregard the ones in this Kit.
If you are considering a legal separation rather than a divorce action, all of the discussions in this text apply equally to legal separations except for the 90 day residency period which is not required under a legal separation action.