Financial Legal Separation Arizona
Can I separate financially from a spouse in Arizona without a divorce?
My husband has taken out 17 credit cards, either in my name, or with me as a joint user. We just recently filed bankruptcy less than 5 years ago, and he’s at it again. If I go out and charge one thing, say for a vacation, it’s like he uses it as a contest to go spend money. He’s become very threatening because I opened up a credit monitoring service and told him if he opened another card without my consent I was reporting it to the police. I’m at a loss if I should just file divorce, because we have a 4-year-old.
Yes you can. One option would be filling for legal separation.
Legal separation is similar to a divorce, except that you’re married status would not be single, and therefore you can’t marry someone else.
Legal separation means that:
- The community assets are split
- The community debt is split
- Retirement is split
- The Court can make a final order for spousal maintenance
- The Court can make a final order for child custody (Legal decision making), parenting time, and child support.
This option is used by couples for many financial reasons.
Some of those financial reasons are:
- You’re not ready for divorce, but want make sure your financial situation is under control.
- Health insurance benefits
- Social Security Benefits
- Military Benefits
The facts and circumstances to every case are different; contact a Divorce Attorney at Enholm Law today at (602) 889-6273 for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.