Dividing marital debt upon divorce in Arizona


Just as community property is owned equally between spouses, so too is marital debt. Upon the dissolution of a marriage in Phoenix, or any other city in Arizona, the marital debt is divided equitably between the spouses, meaning that each spouse takes a fair amount of the couple’s debt accumulated during the marriage.

This is true regardless of which spouse incurred the debt, so long as the debt was incurred during the marriage. In instances where spouses cannot agree upon terms as to how to divide the marital debt, the court makes the decision for them. A qualified family law attorney can also assist in the division of marital debt upon divorce in Arizona.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Timothy Durkin, JacksonWhite, P.C. | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


JacksonWhite, P.C. on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.