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What Is A Covenant Marriage Divorce In Arizona

A Covenant Marriage is a special kind of marriage, enacted by the Arizona Legislature in 2002. This marriage requires a special Covenant Marriage license as well as special joint pre-marital counseling before you can obtain the Covenant Marriage License. Basically, a Covent Marriage is harder to get into and harder to terminate.

What Is A Covenant Marriage Divorce In Arizona

If you did enter into a Covenant Marriage, you must live apart for 1 year before you can file for divorce, unless:

  1. The respondent spouse has committed adultery.
  2. The respondent spouse has committed a felony and has been sentenced to prison.
  3. The respondent spouse has abandoned the matrimonial domicile for at least one year.
  4. The respondent spouse has physically or sexually abused the spouse seeking the dissolution of marriage, a child, a relative of either spouse permanently living in the matrimonial domicile or has committed domestic violence.
  5. The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for at least two years before the petitioner filed for dissolution of marriage.
  6. The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for at least one year from the date the decree of legal separation was entered.
  7. The respondent spouse has habitually abused drugs or alcohol.
  8. The husband and wife both agree to a divorce.

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