Divorce & Annulment

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Question: I started divorce proceedings against my husband but now he is dying from liver failure and on hospice. Which is to my advantage, the divorce or remaining married, we are separated now. This is purely a debt issue because of medical and other outstanding bills of his. I am disabled and live on my SS and he has no income being unemployed for over 2 years but recently accepted to ahccs.

Answer: Arizona is a community property states, which usually means that any property or debt incurred during the marriage is the property or debt of the community. However, there is an exception, if debt or property acquired after a petition for dissolution of marriage, legal separation or annulment if the petition results in a decree of dissolution of marriage, legal separation or annulment is typically no longer categorized as community property or debt. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/search/oop/qfullhit.asp?CiWebHitsFile=/ars/25/00211.htm&CiRestriction=%22community+property%22 This is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult an attorney if you need further assistance.

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  • I started divorce proceedings against my husband but now he is dying from liver failure and on hospice. Which is to my advantage, the divorce or remaining married, we are separated now. This is purely a debt issue because of medical and other outstanding bills of his. I am disabled and live on my SS and he has no income being unemployed for over 2 years but recently accepted to ahccs.

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