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Last Post 24 Jan 2018 04:30 PM by  Patricia
R-18-0023 Petition to Amend Rule 95, Rules of Family Law Procedure
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24 Jan 2018 04:30 PM
    Patricia Cummins
    14715 S. Camino Tierra Del Rio
    Sahuarita, AZ 85629

    Would eliminate or amend Family Law Rule 95 to prevent court appointment of a special master over the parties' objection in family law matters.

    Petition to Abrogate Arizona Rules of Family Law Rule 95 A. which would remove conflicting Rules, conform and be in alignment with Rule 72 and Rule 74 of the Rules of Family Law Procedure.

    Would (1) preclude the trial court from appointing a family law master on its own motion without the agreement of the parties ; (2) clarify that the court may not appoint a family law master to serve as a parenting coordinator; and (3) clarify that the court must not delegate to a family law master the court's judicial authority to make decisions nor must the court seek recommendations concerning legal decision making or parenting time from a special master (4) the court must not appoint a Parenting Coordinator when the parties do not agree to one.
    If the court acts on its own to appoint a family law master—even in situations where the parties do not wish to have one. By rule, family law masters must be attorneys or other professionals with specific education, experience, and special expertise. The costs to the parties for a family law master are high and impose a significant economic burden upon the parties at a time when parties face concurrent financial stress related to the dissolution of marriage and division of assets.
    Parties that cannot afford or do not wish to compensate a family law master (3rd party) or Parenting Coordinator, should be able to rely upon the court to address issues regarding their dissolution or post-decree matters without incurring additional expense.

    Request for Permission to File the Petition Outside the Rule 28 Timeline

    Filed: January 28, 2018
    Request Granted: 2/13/2018

    Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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