Arizona Judicial Branch

Domestic Relations Committee

* Effective July 24, 2014, the statutory authorities enabling this legislative committee has been repealed pursuant to HB2437, signed by the Governor on April 24, 2014. Although these committees are no longer scheduled to meet, prior agendas and meeting materials may still be accessed.  

Legislation passed in 2002, A.R.S.§ 25-323.02, created the Domestic Relations Committee (“Committee”) of the Arizona State Legislature.  The Committee was comprised of 31 members representing the legislature, legal community, law enforcement field, parents, mental health field, domestic violence and children advocacy agencies, and faith-based organizations.  A member of the state Senate and a member of the House of Representatives shared chairmanship of the Committee and staff support was provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

The Committee is a forum for all system stakeholders to develop and coordinate policies and strategies to improve domestic relations law. To that end, the Committee actively explores new concepts for improving the system, with Committee deliberations resulting in recommended legislative changes to domestic relations statutes, rules and procedures.

Committee Meeting Information
Committee Membership
Archived DRC Meetings / Minutes 
2013 Ad-Hoc Relocation Workgroup
Substantive Law/Court Procedures Workgroup 
Resources and Background 
A.R.S. § 25-323.02 - established the Domestic Relations Committee
History of the Domestic Relations Committee

Final Evaluation Report Integrated Family Court - Helping Families and Children in Coconino County, Arizona (May 19, 2008)