Family Law Research Guide
Jean Mattimoe, Law Library Fellow
The central component of family law, also known as domestic relations, is dissolution of marriage, i.e. divorce. While family law can include adoption, juvenile law, guardianships and conservatorships, etc., this web site deals mainly with those areas of family law that relate to divorce.
Family law is a body of law that changes frequently. Family law varies from state to state and county to county. Please be advised this web site is not intended to replace the advice and counsel of an attorney. Because of the geographical differences that are reflected in family law and the frequency with which the laws change, you should seek legal counsel before initiating any family law proceedings.
Divorce and related issues in Arizona
- What are the basics?
- How do I get a legal separation in Arizona?
- How do I get an annulment in Arizona?
- How do I serve my spouse with the divorce petition?
- How are custody issues decided?
- How are child support issues decided?
- How do we divide our property?
- What do I do if I need an emergency order for support or visitation?
- What happens if we can't agree on the divorce?
- What happens if we do agree on the divorce?
- How do I modify child support?
- How do I modify child custody/visitation?
- How do I modify spousal support?
Other family law issues
- How do I establish paternity of a child born out of wedlock?
- What are Arizona's laws concerning domestic violence?
- What rights to visitation do grandparents have in Arizona?
- Where can I get more forms and more information?