Phoenix, AZ asked in Divorce and Family Law for Arizona

Q: Am I entitled to half my doin to b ex wife settlement from accident that

She was with me thru all of it

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A: In Arizona, assets and debts accumulated during a marriage are typically considered community property and are generally divided equally in a divorce. However, when it comes to personal injury settlements, the division can become more nuanced. While compensation specifically for an individual's pain and suffering might be viewed as that person's separate property, amounts allocated for medical expenses or lost wages during the marriage could be deemed community property and thus subject to equal division. The timing of the accident and the nature of the settlement play a pivotal role in this determination. If the accident and the resulting settlement occurred while you were married, there's a possibility it might be considered during asset division.

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