Peter Hudson, Arizona licensed real estate agent, REALTOR®
Arizona Divorce | Practical Real Estate Information
My name is Peter Hudson and I am a licensed real estate agent in Arizona. I have specialized training in helping people who plan to divorce make the best decisions about their marital home.
I have filled this website with very practical information that I hope will help you get through one of the most trying times in your life. I know how you feel, I have been in your shoes!
When I put this website together a few years ago I had never been through a divorce personally. Then, one day out of the blue came the request to divorce from my spouse.
I was devastated as I thought at that time that I was with my life partner. We had been together for many years and in one moment all of the plans we had made for our future together flew right out the window.
I was so glad that I had this specialized training and knowledge about real estate in divorce situations as I worked through my own divorce.
I hope this information will help you avoid making expensive life-long mistakes.
Who Is This Information Good For?
My information is best suited for people who are about to divorce, who own a home together, are not fighting too much, and are being fairly amicable about the situation, as difficult as that can be at times.
If you are of the mindset that you are going to take your soon-to-be-former spouse for everything they have I encourage you to continue to with your attorney. They can work out all of the details for you. I do not offer legal advice!
Arizona is a Community Property State
The divorce rules in Arizona are somewhat straightforward, as Arizona is a Community Property State. This means the assets and the debts that the two of you acquired during the marriage will most likely be divided fairly. This does not necessarily mean evenly, but it will be pretty close.
Does it matter who paid most of the mortgage and the bills? In the eyes of the court, no, it does not!
If Possible, It’s Better to Work Out What to Do With the House Prior to Filing for Divorce!
If it’s possible for you and your spouse to reach a decision about what to do with the family home prior to filing for divorce you will be better off. If you decide to sell the home and split the final equity you may also protect your credit rating, and assure yourself that you can purchase another house on your own.
Once You File for Divorce the Court Will Decide What to Do With the House
Keep in mind that once you file for divorce the court will decide what will happen to your family home, it will not be up to you.
Why Should You Work with Me?
My professional expertise and my real-life experiences will be very helpful to anyone who is seeking a divorce and who owns a house with their soon-to-be ex-partner.
I offer a 1% Listing (Seller’s) Agent fee which will save you many thousands of dollars in real estate commissions.
Through my consultations I will explain in detail how to avoid expensive and long-lasting pitfalls with the marital home, and answer your real estate related questions. I can explain how you can protect your credit scores, and help you preserve your future home-ownership eligibility.
I DO NOT OFFER LEGAL ADVICE. My advice is related only to the marital home.
Arizona is a Community Property State. You can see a quick definition of what this means regarding divorce here.