What if my spouse will not agree to the divorce?
In Arizona, the requirement for the Court to grant a divorce is that one spouse affirms the marriage is irretrievably broken. If either you or your spouse disagree with the divorce, a request for Conciliation Counseling can be filed and the Court will require both parties to attend a joint counseling session with a Court counselor. If either you or your spouse still want the divorce after attending that counseling session, the divorce will proceed and eventually be finalized whether it is contested or not. In other words, your spouse doesn’t have to agree with the divorce for it to be finalized.
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