What Property Gets Divided?

Arizona is a community property state. Simply put, all property acquired during the marriage except for gifts or inheritance is considered to be community property. Assets that were brought into the marriage by one spouse are considered to be that spouse’s sole and separate property and are not subject to division unless there has been a commingling of these assets. In some cases, the appreciation or increased value of a separate asset might be considered to be community property. Under those circumstances, an experienced attorney would need to review the facts to determine if a community interest exists.