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0 Replies and 163 Views R-18-0023 Petition to Amend Rule 95, Rules of Family Law Procedure Started by  Patricia Petitioner: Patricia Cummins 14715 S. Camino Tierra Del Rio Sahuarita, AZ 85629 520-730-5650 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...
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24 Jan 2018 04:30 PM
1 Replies and 1940 Views R-17-0049 Rule 72 Sua Sponte Appointments of Special Masters Started by  Martin Lynch This petition would amend Rule 72, Rules of Family Law Procedure, to allow the trial court to appoint a family law master only if the parties stipulated to the appointment in writing or on the record in open court. Pursuant to Rule 28, Rules of the Supreme Court, Martin Lynch, on behalf of the People of Arizona, and joined in the spirit of Peter Swann, Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals and Paul McMurdie, Appellate Judge and former Presiding Judge of the Family Co...
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by  PatriciaJump to last post
24 Jan 2018 06:23 AM
0 Replies and 169 Views R-18-0019 Petition to Amend Rule 65(A)2b, Ariz. R. Fam. L. P. Started by  State Bar of Arizona Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would make the process for seeking discovery compliance and sanctions apply to all discovery mechanisms in the Ariz. Rules of Family Law Procedure. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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10 Jan 2018 03:59 PM
0 Replies and 1178 Views R-17-0054 Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure Started by  Mark Armstrong Justice Rebecca Berch (ret.), Chair Judge Mark Armstrong (ret.), Vice Chair Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, Petitioner 1501 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007 marmstrongcourts.az.gov (602) 452-3387 Motion to Permit Additional Time for Filing a Rule Petition, with a Request for Expedited Consideration FILED November 30, 2017. IT IS ORDERED granting the Task Force’s Motion to Permit Additional Time for Filing a Rule Pe...
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30 Nov 2017 11:44 AM
2 Replies and 13698 Views R-17-0019 Rule 23.1, Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by  Terry Hurtado Honorable Suzanne Cohen Family Department Presiding Judge Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County 201 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 372-1916 Would allow a court on its own motion, upon a finding that venue is improper, to transfer the case to a county where venue is proper. Filed January 9, 2017. Comments due May 22, 2017. ORDERED: Petition to Add Rule 23.l to the Rules of Family Law Procedure=A...
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by  Terry HurtadoJump to last post
19 Jun 2017 09:51 AM
1 Replies and 7021 Views R-16-0038 New Rule 98, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by  Martin Lynch R-16-0038 Rule 98, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure Would provide a simplified jury system in family law cases. Family Court is known to have its problems but nobody has put forth reasonable solutions, until now. A study of the AZ Constitution reveals Article 6 Section 17 where 'the right to a Jury is INVIOLATE'. It is also true that Juries have been used over the centuries to bring order to the chaos of the Judicial process. We...
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17 Apr 2017 08:39 AM
0 Replies and 5479 Views R-17-0017 Rule 67.2 Uniform Family Law Arbitration Rule   Started by  T. Berg Timothy Berg Barbara Atwood Commissioner, Uniform Law Commission 2394 E. Camelback Road, Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Phone: 602-916-5421 Fax: 602-916-5621 tbergfclaw.com 004170 batwoodemail.arizona.edu 004733 Would implement the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act. Filed January 9, 2017. Comments due May 22, 2017. ORDERED: Petition...
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09 Jan 2017 01:58 PM
18 Replies and 11481 Views R-16-0037 Rule 72, Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by  Patricia Schuler R-16-0037 Petition to Amend Rule 72 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 may not delegate to a family law master the court's judicial authority to make decisions conc...
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by  Linda KoschneyJump to last post
12 Dec 2016 08:58 AM
0 Replies and 5873 Views R-16-0039 Rules 26 & 47, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by  bcrmember Submitted on behalf of: David K. Byers, Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington Street, Suite 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452- 3301 Projects2courts.az.gov The proposed amendments would conform the Family Law Rules to recent legislation (SB1297, paternity; preliminary injunction). Emergency adoption requested. FILED: JUNE 28, 2016 Amended on a...
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28 Jun 2016 11:38 AM
1 Replies and 7119 Views R-16-0030 Rule 72, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by  Ellen Crowley R-16-0030 Petition to Amend Rule 72, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure Would change allegedly unconstitutional provisions of the rule relating to Family Law Masters Petitioner: Martin Lynch ACR Member AFCC Member MCAFM Member FixFamilyCourts.com National Parents Organization ReformFamilyCourtsAZ P...
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by  Martin LynchJump to last post
20 May 2016 09:29 PM
2 Replies and 7056 Views R-16-0016 Rule 74 Parenting Coordinators   Started by  Martin Lynch R-16-0016 Petition to Amend Rule 74, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure No specific amendments are proposed, but the petition raises the idea of allowing behavioral health providers who accept insurance to serve as Parenting Coordinators and other issues relating to public meeting laws Petitioner: /s/ Martin Lynch ACR Member AFCC Member MCAFM Member FixFamilyCourts.com ...
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by  Martin LynchJump to last post
20 May 2016 09:09 PM
3 Replies and 6978 Views R-16-0002 New Rule 96, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by  Ellen Crowley R-16-0002 Petition to Promulgate New Rule 96, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure Would permit a party in a family court matter to submit allegations of criminal violations by a Family Court agent to the Family Court judge, and would require the judge to forward the allegation to the appropriate law enforcement agency for processing Petitioner: Martin Lynch ACR Member AFCC Member MCAFM Me...
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by  Martin LynchJump to last post
20 May 2016 07:46 PM
1 Replies and 6500 Views R-16-0006 Rules 41 and 42, Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by  Patricia Schuler R-16-0006 Petition to Amend Rules 41 and 42 of the Rules of Family Law Procedure Would provide that for service of process on an incarcerated party by certified mail or courier service, the signature of a jail or prison official on a return receipt or signature confirmation is sufficient evidence of service Petitioner: Honorable Paul J. McMurdie Family Court Presiding Judge Superior Court of Arizona, Maricop...
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by  Patricia SchulerJump to last post
16 May 2016 08:20 AM
0 Replies and 6191 Views R-16-0033 Petition to Promulgate Rule 28.1, S.Ct. Rules, and to Abrogate Rule 83, ARCP, Rule 36, ARCrP, Rule 5, Juv.Ct. Rules, and Rule 21, ARFLP Started by  Linda Koschney R-16-0033 Petition to Promulgate Rule 28.1, S.Ct. Rules, and to Abrogate Rule 83, ARCP, Rule 36, ARCrP, Rule 5, Juv.Ct. Rules, and Rule 21, ARFLP Would implement a procedure for presiding judges to request Supreme Court approval of new and amended local rules for superior courts, justice of the peace courts, and magistrate courts Petitioner: ...
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01 Mar 2016 03:12 PM
0 Replies and 6329 Views R-16-0021 Arizona Rules of Family Procedure   Started by  State Bar of Arizona R-16-0021 Petition to Amend Rules 65 and 76, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure Would encourage greater compliance with the duty to voluntarily disclose information in a family court proceeding Petitioner: John A. Furlong, Bar No. 018356 General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Telephone: 602-340-7236 Fax: 602-416-7436 john.furlongstaff.azbar.or...
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08 Jan 2016 05:20 PM
0 Replies and 6463 Views R-16-0020 Rule 78, Arizona Rules of Family Procedure   Started by  State Bar of Arizona R-16-0020 Petition to Amend Rule 78, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure Would conform the Family Law Rule to the corresponding Rules of Civil Procedure regarding time to request attorney's fees after a ruling on the other pending issues Petitioner: John A. Furlong, Bar No. 018356 General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 ...
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08 Jan 2016 05:18 PM
0 Replies and 6390 Views R-16-0028 Arizona Rules of Family Procedure   Started by  State Bar of Arizona R-16-0028 Petition to Amend Rules 2, 5, 10, 14, 24, 26, 27, 28, 41, 42, 44, 45, 49, 66, 67, 68, 73, 76, 91, and 95, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure Would bring the rules into alignment with a change in statutory language ('legal custody' is changed to 'legal decision-making,' and 'physical custody' or 'parental visitation' is changed to 'parenting time') Petitioner: John A. Furlong, Bar No. 018356 General Counsel, State Bar...
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08 Jan 2016 05:16 PM
41 Replies and 27785 Views R-15-0006 Rule 74, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (Parenting Coordinators)   Started by  Anonymous
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R-15-0006 PETITION TO AMEND RULE 74, ARIZONA RULES OF FAMILY LAW PROCEDURE Would address issues relating to parenting coordinators Petitioner: The Honorable Janet Barton, Chai...
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12 Nov 2015 05:08 PM
3 Replies and 6882 Views R-15-0019 Petition to Amend Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by  Anonymous R-15-0019 PETITION TO AMEND ARIZONA RULES OF FAMILY LAW PROCEDURE Would add new Rule 67.1 to implement the Uniform Collaborative Law Rules, a voluntary, client-driven form of alternative dispute resolution Petitioner: Timothy Berg Uniform Law Commission 2394 E. Camelback Road Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5421 602-916-5621 Bar No. 004170 Filed on January 9...
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20 May 2015 02:51 PM
0 Replies and 6994 Views R-15-0002 Petition to Amend Arizona Rule of Family Law Procedure 2(B)(2)   Started by  Anonymous R-15-0002 Petition to Amend Arizona Rule of Family Law Procedure 2(B)(2) Would restyle the rule for consistency with restyled Arizona Rule of Evidence 403. Petitioners Mark W. Armstrong Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence Staff Attorney, Arizona Supreme Court Superior Court Judge (Ret.) 1501 W. Washington, Suite 415 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231 Telephone: (602) 452-3387 ...
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05 Jan 2015 03:30 PM
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