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There Are Many Ways to Save When Doing Your Own Divorce in Arizona

You have reached the promised land of divorce negotiations and are now ready to do your own uncontested divorce in Arizona , which includes a settlement that both you and your spouse can live with. All that is left to do is for you to put your agreement in writing; no need to add on the expense of a lawyer. You can use 3StepDivorceTM to prepare your paperwork. You know a do-it-yourself divorce in Arizona means less time lost and more money saved.

Here are other great ways for Arizona couples to save money and reduce the costs when doing their own divorce

Arizona Courts Expect and Want You to Be Organized

Good organization means savings. Keep all your paperwork in one place, organized and ready for signing and notarizing. This will mean fewer trips to a notary and the courthouse for filing. It is important to appear professional when filing your required Arizona divorce papers with the Clerk of the Superior Court. First impressions are very important when filing for divorce and hoping to find favor with the Clerk since he or she will be taking the paperwork through the system with the Judge. It is important and very responsive and helpful to gain as much respect as a Pro Se filer as you can. Clerks are there to help you as long as you can be helped and do not show frustration or anger regarding the filing process.

Some Arizona Divorce Papers Must be Notarized

There will be some Arizona divorce documents that need to be notarized. The first place to contact would be your bank. Often banks offer notary services for their customers at no charge. If you bank does not offer this, maybe ask at work. Some companies have in-house notaries and they might be willing to help you out. The other way to keep your cost down when having your paperwork notarized is to call around. Some notaries charge by the page or have other very strict fee structures set by the state requirements. It is best to ask the questions to help keep your cost of divorce in Arizona down. Remember too, make sure you have identification when you take your documents to be notarized; it is always required to show proof of identity to a notary before he or she will notarize your paperwork. The documents that must be notarized are, but not limited to: Marital Settlement Agreement, Acceptance and Waiver of Service Under Rule 4(f), A.R.C.P.; Waiver of Rights Under The Soldiers' and Sailors Civil Relief Act, Request to Restore Former Name and Waiver of Appearance, Affidavit Regarding Minor Children, and Application for Default and Entry of Default.

Paying Taxes Upon Divorce

Divorcing couples can typically save money filing jointly when possible. If you are married on the last day of the year, you may still file jointly or singly. However, one thing you must take into consideration is that filing singly may place you both into a different tax bracket than when you filed jointly. Married couples often file jointly to save on deductions single people are not able to take advantage of. Also, the parent who files head of household will be able to take advantage of childcare deductions.

Filing Your Uncontested Arizona Divorce Papers by Mail

Filing your paperwork with your court is not difficult. One way to save on some time and maybe money would be to see if your court has a mail-in procedure. What this is, is putting a packet together to mail to your Arizona Superior court for filing. The court will let you know if they require a certain number of copies needed, whether a self-addressed stamped envelope for you and or your spouse would be necessary, and the courtโ€™s filing fees. If your court has a mail-in process, you want to make sure you follow it exactly, otherwise you may be wasting your time since you would have to go down to the courthouse anyway to fix issues. Most people decide to file in person just because it provides the comfort that things have been submitted properly.

Having Your Court Filing Fee Waived

The filing fee for a divorce in Arizona is $158-353 depending on the county you are filing in. If you cannot pay the filing fee or paying would be a hardship for you, you may be able to avoid this cost. Indigent persons may be able to file with no charge by filing an Application for Deferral or Waiver of Court Fees and/or costs and Consent to Entry of Judgment. Filing this paperwork, the petitioner agrees that a judgment may be entered and all fees and costs would be deferred but remain unpaid 30 calendar days after entry of final judgment.

If the motion is granted and the court later finds that either the petitioner or another responsible party has sufficient resources to pay the waived filing fees or surcharges, the Court may modify this order and require the moving party or another party to pay the filing fees and/or surcharges that have been waived by the order.

Serving Your Arizona Divorce Papers

It is up to you to serve your spouse with the initial paperwork you file with the courts. This typically consists the Petitioner Dissolution of Marriage and any attached documents along with Summons. The least expensive manner of service is for your spouse to waive service and sign the Acceptance and Waiver of Service. Otherwise you would need to hire a process server or sheriff and each has its own fee schedule.

Getting Legal Help in Arizona

Now you are in the thick of filling out your paperwork and you find that you have some legal questions that need answering, the best and most inexpensive place to start would be contacting your local legal aid agency. These agencies may be able to put you in contact with a low-cost attorney or better yet, an attorney who offers free consultations (often for 30 minutes). This means you can ask your questions, still file your own paperwork and are good to go.

Choosing Divorce Mediation To Resolve Your Disputed Issues

Couples who hit a roadblock in negotiations sometimes turn to mediation. Seeking out the assistance of a mediator does not mean you scrap the idea of doing your own divorce. Donโ€™t give up on this idea, you will still be saving money you simply are not continuing to fight and choosing to resolve your issues with the help of a trained mediator.

A Simple Divorce Process
Step 1 See if you qualify & create account!
Step 2 Answer the questions at your own pace.
Step 3 Print, sign and file your divorce forms with your local court (instantly review & print your forms online or have them sent US Priority Mail at no additional charge).

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Only $299 (flat-fee)

or 2 monthly payments of $157
or 3 monthly payments of $109
or 4 monthly payments of $84
Payment Options Do Not Delay Divorce
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