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0 Replies and 70 Views R-23-0034 PETITION TO AMEND RULES FOR REMOTE ACCESS LITIGANTS. 17B A.R.S. Rules Fam.Law Proc.   Started by D. Guadagni Donald Guadagni Committee name, n/a Mailing address n/a Phone number 18600334763 FAX number n/a E-mail address dguadagnimsn.com Attorney Bar number, n/a Summary of rule change. The rule change is requested to resolve issues stemming from remote ( overseas ) litigants general inability to receive 'paper' postal communications in a timely manner which impacts fundamental fairness. The expansion and scope of electronic documents transfers would ...
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24 Jan 2023 10:15 AM
0 Replies and 126 Views R-23-0033 Rule 5.1, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 43.1 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by Yolanda Fox ****This petition addresses rules in multiple Forums. Please refer to the petition in the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure forum to view the petition, attachments, and any comments filed. Any comments submitted for this petition should be done in the Rules of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure Forum**** Jeff Fine Clerk of the Superior Court for Maricopa County 620 W. Jackson St., Suite 3052 Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-506-2309 Jessica.FotinosMaricopa.Gov Proposes amendments to Rule 5.1 of t...
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17 Jan 2023 11:56 AM
0 Replies and 149 Views R-23-0032 Rule 43.1 , Arizona Rules of Family Law Started by JJFotinos Jeff Fine Clerk of the Superior Court for Maricopa County 620 West Jackson Street, Suite 3052 Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-506-2309 Jessica.FotinosMaricopa.Gov Proposing an amendment to Rule 43.1 to allow for the electronic distribution of minute entries, orders and other court-generated documents to unrepresented litigants. Filed: January 10, 2023 Would amend Rule 43.1 of the Rules of Family Law ...
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10 Jan 2023 06:29 PM
0 Replies and 154 Views R-23-0021 Petition to Amend Rule 34 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure 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 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org 602-340-7236 Filed: January 9, 2023 Would amend Rule 34 of the Rules of Family Law Procedure to clarify what a party must show to obtain a continuance of a trial, hearing, or conference. Comments must be submitted no later than Monday, May 1, 2023. Any re...
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09 Jan 2023 09:54 PM
0 Replies and 166 Views R-23-0008 Petition to Amend Rules 91(h) and 92(c) ARFLP Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard, FCIC Staff on behalf of 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Judge Bruce R. Cohen Family Department Presiding Judge Maricopa County Superior Court 125 West Washington, Suite 101 Phoenix, Arizona 85003 In present form, these rules require that upon filing for certain post-decree proceedings, the court must issue an Order to Appear that the petitioning party would then have to serve upon the respon...
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04 Jan 2023 06:02 PM
0 Replies and 204 Views R-23-0007 Petition to Amend Rules 44.1(c), 45 (c), 78(g) and 91.3 ARFLP Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard, FCIC Staff on behalf of 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Judge Bruce R. Cohen Family Department Presiding Judge Maricopa County Superior Court 125 West Washington, Suite 101 Phoenix, Arizona 85003 This is a proposal to amend Rules 44.1(c), 45(c), 78(g) and 91.3 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (ARFLP). For all final orders when children are involved, whether in a decree or post-d...
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04 Jan 2023 05:56 PM
0 Replies and 148 Views R-23-0001 Petition to Amend Rule 48 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard spickardcourts.az.gov 602.452.3252 On Behalf of: Judge Bruce Cohen Family Department Presiding Judge Maricopa County Superior Court 125 West Washington, Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85003 This is a proposal to amend Rule 48 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (ARFLP). In its present form, the rule links matters that are urgent or qualify as an emergency with a request for ex parte relief. While emergency ma...
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03 Jan 2023 10:59 AM
0 Replies and 274 Views R-22-0044 ARFLP 30 Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard, FCIC Staff on behalf of: spickardcourts.az.gov/602.452.3252 Judge Paul McMurdie, Chair Family Court Improvement Committee 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410 Phoenix, AZ 85007 The Family Court Improvement Committee petitions this Court to add Rule 30, Right to timely review, to the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure as outlined in Appendix A. This Petition addresses public complaints about delays by famil...
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28 Nov 2022 11:20 AM
0 Replies and 222 Views R-22-0043 ARFLP Rule 81 Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard, FCIC Staff on behalf of: spickardcourts.az.gov/602.452.3252 Judge Paul McMurdie, Chair Family Court Improvement Committee 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410 Phoenix, AZ 85007 The Family Court Improvement Committee, petitions this Court to add Rule 81 to the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure as outlined in Appendix A. This petition addresses the need for Rule 81 as a vehicle to comply with A.R.S. § 25-410...
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28 Nov 2022 11:14 AM
0 Replies and 348 Views R-22-0040 Petition to Amend Rule84(b) of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard, FCIC-Staff on behalf of 1501 W. Washington St, Ste. 410 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Judge Bruce R. Cohen Family Department Presiding Judge Maricopa County Superior Court 125 West Washington, Suite 101 Phoenix, Arizona 85003 Judge Ronda Fisk Family Department Associate Presiding Judge Maricopa County Superior Court 201 West Jefferson, 6th floor Phoenix, Arizona 85003 Judge Chri...
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03 Nov 2022 04:56 PM
0 Replies and 642 Views R-22-0033 Petition to Amend Various Rules of Procedure to Implement SB 1115   Started by Madison Ginsberg ****This petition addresses rules in multiple Forums. Please refer to the petition in the Rules of Civil Procedure forum to view the petition, attachments, and any comments filed. Any comments submitted for this petition should be done in the Rules of Civil Procedure Forum**** Filed on behalf of: David K. Byers Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington, Suite 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3327 Phone: (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Amends Superior...
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07 Jul 2022 12:19 PM
0 Replies and 809 Views R-22-0031 Emergency Petition to Adopt Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure 45.1 and 78.1   Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard on behalf of: Paul J. McMurdie Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals Division One State Courts Building 1501 West Washington Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Telephone: (602) 452-6700 pmcmurdieappeals.az.gov The legislature recently passed, and the governor signed into law Senate Bill 1383 amending provisions of Title 25. In the...
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01 Jul 2022 05:50 PM
2 Replies and 1623 Views R-21-0050 Petition to Amend Rules 34(c) and 76(b) ARFLP   Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard on behalf of : Judge Bruce R. Cohen Family Department Presiding Judge Superior Court in Maricopa County 125 West Washington, Ste. 101 Phoenix, AZ 85003 Bruce.CohenJBAZMC.Maricopa.Gov If approved, this amendment would conform Rules 34(c) and 76(b) of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (ARFLP) with the consul...
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16 Jun 2022 03:01 PM
3 Replies and 1889 Views R-22-0005 ARFLP Rules 78 and 91   Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard on behalf of: Paul J. McMurdie Samuel A. Thumma Judges, Arizona Court of Appeals Division One State Courts Building 1501 West Washington Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Telephone: (602) 452-6700 The recent opinion Yee v. Yee, 251 Ariz. 71 (App. 2021) clarified jurisdictional issues in post-judgment (typically post-decree) appeals in Family Court proceedings afte...
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02 Jun 2022 12:48 PM
3 Replies and 1299 Views R-22-0007 ARFLP Rules 77 and 77.1 Regarding Informal Family Law Trials   Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard on behalf of: Judge Greg Sakall Family Court Presiding Judge Pima County Superior Court 110 West Congress Street Tucson, AZ 85701 Judge Michael Peterson Presiding Judge Graham County Superior Court 800 W Main St Safford, AZ 85546 Judge Bruc...
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01 Jun 2022 12:37 PM
2 Replies and 1823 Views R-22-0006 ARFLP Rule 14   Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard on behalf of: Judge Greg Sakall Family Court Presiding Judge Pima County Superior Court 110 West Congress Street Tucson, AZ 85701 In light of the limitations of notary services at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Justice issued Administrative Order No. 2020-59 which, in part, relaxed the requirements of Rule 14(a) and provided for an alternative means for verifying a signer...
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31 May 2022 12:10 PM
1 Replies and 1087 Views R-22-0010 Petition to Amend Rule 76(b)(1)(B) of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure   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 Filed: January 10, 2022 Would amend Rule 76(b)(1)(B) of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure to provide that a party’s resolution statement must set forth the party’s position without argument in support of the position....
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10 Feb 2022 12:54 PM
0 Replies and 1110 Views R-22-0015 Petition to Amend Rule 76.1, Ariz. R. Fam. L. P.   Started by State Bar of Arizona State Bar of Arizona Petition 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 Filed: January 10, 2022 Would amend Rule 76.1 to provide additional time to settle on pretrial statements and procedures for the stateme...
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0 Replies and 1310 Views R-22-0014 Petition to Amend Rule 51(a), Ariz. R. Fam. L. P.   Started by State Bar of Arizona State Bar of Arizona Petition 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 Filed: January 10, 2022 Would amend Rule 51(a)(2) of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure to correct an incorrect cross-reference so it refers to Rule 60 ...
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0 Replies and 1733 Views R-21-0040 Petition to Amend Rule 26, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by Susan Pickard Paul McMurdie, Chair Family Court Improvement Committee 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3252 SPickardcourts.az.gov During the COVID-19 health emergency, the Chief Justice, through Administration Order (AO) 2020-44, authorized the presiding judges of all counties to adopt or suspend any local rules and or and to take any action concerning court operations that the circumstances required to enable the ass...
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