Arizona Judicial Branch

Domestic Relations Committee

Legislation passed in 2002, A.R.S.§ 25-323.02, created the Domestic Relations Committee (“Committee”) of the Arizona State Legislature.  The Committee is 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 share chairmanship of the Committee and staff support is 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.

            Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, the Domestic Relations Committee and its workgroup, the Substantive Law / Court Procedures Workgroup, hereby state that all notices of the meetings of the Domestic Relations Committee and the Substantive Law / Court Procedures Workgroup will be posted on the Arizona Judicial Branch website at and in the 1st floor lobby of the Arizona State Courts Building at 1501 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007. In addition, the notices will be posted at Pima County Superior Court, 110 W. Congress, Tucson, AZ 85701 and Maricopa County Superior Court, 1st floor at attorney entrance/exit at First Avenue, East Court Building, 101 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85003. All locations are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except legal holidays. Such notices will indicate the date, time and place of the meetings and will include information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

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)