In Arizona, a “Petition for Dissolution” is normally the first pleading filed in a divorce action. It is standard for a “Preliminary Injunction” to be filed along with the Petition for Dissolution. It is also not uncommon for many women to request a “Maiden Name Restoration” along with these documents. When the court has received all of the documents, they will double check to make sure that the Petitioner has “Residency.” This is done in order to make sure that the court has “Jurisdiction” to hear the divorce proceeding in Arizona. For at least 90 days prior to filing the “Petition for Dissolution,” one of the two spouses must have lived within Arizona’s borders. After the petition is filed and the responding spouse has received “Service of Process” (i.e., receipt of the documents involved in the case), then the court must wait at least 60 full days before the divorce can become final. In other words, there is no way to obtain a divorce in less than 60 days. Most divorces take longer.
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