All too often I am asked by clients if they, or their future ex, can move out of Arizona during the divorce. This question is not easy to answer. Generally, if you are considering moving out of Arizona after a Divorce has been filed, don't do anything until speaking with an attorney first.
In Arizona, the party initiating a divorce action is required to file a Preliminary Injunction. This injunction prevents the parties from:
1. Transferring, encumbering, concealing, selling or otherwise disposing of any community property during the divorce.
2. Removing any natural or adopted children from Arizona or the Court's jurisdiction without prior written consent of the parties or the permission of the Court.
3. Removing or causing to be removed the other party or the children of the parties from any existing insurance coverage (e.g.: medical, dental, automobile or disability, etc.).
It is best to speak to an attorney about your situation before moving. The specific factors of your case will impact what you are able to do and the likelihood of the Court's involvement or approval. At Christiansen Law, PLLC we are ready to help you navigate the family court and rules. Feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation to see how we can help you. You can call to schedule an appointment at (928)237-4706.