Financial Legal Separation Arizona

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:

  1. The community assets are split
  2. The community debt is split
  3. Retirement is split
  4. The Court can make a final order for spousal maintenance
  5. 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:

  1. You’re not ready for divorce, but want make sure your financial situation is under control.
  2. Health insurance benefits
  3. Social Security Benefits
  4. 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.