Yuma County, Arizona Divorce Records
 
Unfortunately, sometimes marriages don’t last. Yuma County had 724 divorces in 2009 (as seen on this table here: http://www.azdhs.gov/plan/report/avs/avs09/pdf/t10.pdf), which ranked about average when it comes to comparing Yuma County with other Arizona counties. The peak month for divorces last year was April, with a total of 74.
 
To file a divorce in Yuma County with children, it is $316, and you can read complete instructions here: http://www.yumacountyaz.gov/index.aspx?page=867. For those people who are filing without children, it is $276 and you can find more information here: http://www.yumacountyaz.gov/index.aspx?page=869
 
Regardless of which set of forms you end up using, you must return the completed forms to the Clerk of the Supreme Court at 250 West 2nd Street, Suite B, in Yuma, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on filing procedures, you can call the Clerk’s office (928) 817-4234 or Margi Castaneda, the Law Library Coordinator, at (928) 817-4165. You can also email Ms. Castaneda at mcastane@courts.az.gov.
 
State Resources
 
During your divorce proceedings, you’re bound to have several questions about the filing process. The State of Arizona has a few websites to help guide you through the process.
 
You can check out this website for Arizona marriage and divorce law (family law) here: http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=25. For those of you who will be paying child support, you can click here for more information: http://www.azcourts.gov/familylaw/childsupportcalculator.aspx, and you’ll want to visit this website for information on divorce and parenting issues: http://www.azcourts.gov/familylaw/DivorceParentingIssues.aspx.
 
Obtaining a Divorce Record
 
After the divorce has finalized, you will need to divide personal items that you’ve acquired during your life together. However, some bigger items, like your house, may require a divorce record to show that you are no longer married. It is $26 for a divorce record and $7 for shipping and handling (unless you enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope). The court charges a separate $26 per year research fee if you do not know the date of the divorce you’re researching.
 

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