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0 Replies and 61 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 statement’s preparation, and adopt a new rule requiring the submission of a Notice of Issues at least 2...
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0 Replies and 53 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 rather than Rule 61. Comments are not being accepted at this time.
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0 Replies and 73 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. Comments are not being accepted at this time.
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0 Replies and 70 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 Bruce Cohen Family Department Presiding Judge 125 West Washington, Ste...
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08 Jan 2022 01:30 PM
0 Replies and 90 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’s identity. The temporary changes made b...
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06 Jan 2022 02:15 PM
0 Replies and 72 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 after the 2019 substantial revisions to the Arizona Rules of Fam...
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06 Jan 2022 11:45 AM
0 Replies and 120 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 consultation exception for self-represented litigants in Rule 9(c) and 17, ARFLP. Filed: December 23, 2021 ...
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23 Dec 2021 01:17 PM
0 Replies and 474 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 assigned judges to perform the ...
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03 Aug 2021 06:05 PM
3 Replies and 1068 Views R-21-0025 Petition to Amend the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure to Add New Rule 22.1   Started by State Bar of Arizona Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016-6288 (602) 340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would adopt a new Rule 22.1 to the Family Law Rules to govern the marking of exhibits at hearings and at trial. Filed: April 30, 2021 Comments must be submitted on or before Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Replies must be submitte...
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29 Jun 2021 05:41 PM
0 Replies and 559 Views R-21-0032 PETITION TO AMEND RULES 3, 36, AND 37, AND TO PROPOSE NEW RULE 37.1, RULES OF FAMILY LAW PROCEDURE   Started by Yolanda Fox 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 Filed: June 25, 2021 Would adopt a new Rule 37.1 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure to create a procedure for the appointment of a guardian ad litem in family law proceedings if the cour...
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25 Jun 2021 01:47 PM
2 Replies and 1103 Views R-21-0014 Petition to Amend Rule 37(b), Ariz. R. Fam. L. P. and Add New Rule 37.1   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 Street, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016-6288 (602) 340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would amend Ariz. R. Fam. L. P. 37 to include “incapacitated” persons as well as “incompetent” persons and would adopt a new Rule 37.1 to create a procedure to protect an incapacitated party and the marital co...
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by Rachel CarrerasJump to last post
29 Apr 2021 05:51 PM
1 Replies and 1064 Views R-21-0019 Petition to Amend Rule 76.1, Ariz. R. Fam. L. P.   Started by Yolanda Fox State Bar of Arizona Petition Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016-6288 (602) 340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would amend Ariz. R. Fam. L. P. 76(b) and (c) to require a Notice of Issues to be filed 20 days before trial and a pretrial statement to be filed 5 days before trial, and to provide procedures ...
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by Susan PickardJump to last post
28 Apr 2021 05:37 PM
0 Replies and 954 Views R-21-0003 ARPOP 35 and ARLFP 91.6 and 91.7   Started by Yolanda Fox ****This petition addresses rules in multiple Forums. Please refer to the petition in the Rules of Protective Order forum to view the petition, attachments, and any comments filed. Any comments submitted for this petition should be done in the Rules of Protective Order forum**** Family Court Improvement Committee Judge Paul McMurdie, Chair c/o Susan Pickard, Staff 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410 Phoenix, Arizona 85007 The court referred Rule Change Petition R-19-0047 to the Family Cou...
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13 Jan 2021 02:27 PM
0 Replies and 940 Views R-21-0006 Petition to Amend Various Rules of Procedure Related to the Peremptory Change of Judge   Started by Yolanda Fox ****This petition addresses rules in multiple Forums. Please refer to the petition in the Rules of Criminal Procedure forum to view the petition, attachments, and any comments filed. Any comments submitted for this petition should be done in the Rules of Criminal Procedure forum**** Filed on behalf of: Committee of Presiding Judges c/o Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington, Suite 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Would abrogate the rules au...
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13 Jan 2021 02:19 PM
0 Replies and 964 Views R-21-0002 Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, Rule 20   Started by Yolanda Fox Paul McMurdie, Chair 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3252 spickardcourts.az.gov The Family Court Improvement Committee unanimously voted to amend Rule 20 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure. The need to modify the rule is the ease of use of mandated federal forms in child-support enforcement. The proposed amendment create...
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05 Jan 2021 11:15 AM
2 Replies and 3625 Views R-20-0021 Revise Rules of Family Law Procedure to Lawfully Implement Juries   Started by Martin Lynch The People want juries to be applied only if necessary upon request of a litigant after the bench trial, because most Judges makes honest reasonable orders. The People themselves do not wish to produce Jury verdicts. We think the Courts should do that. The People are working on producing Statutes but regardless, the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land and everybody swears an oath per US Constitution Art 6 Sect 3. If you have not waived your Right, then it s...
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by Ed Pizarro Sr.Jump to last post
14 May 2020 10:27 AM
1 Replies and 2837 Views R-20-0033 Petition to Amend ARFLP Rule 44   Started by Susan Pickard Susan Pickard submitting on behalf of: 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 Rule 44(a) of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (ARFLP) to clarify the requirements for applications for default in family court cases. This petition was not submitte...
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01 May 2020 12:05 PM
0 Replies and 2276 Views R-20-0013 Petition to Amend Various Rules of Procedure Related to Creating the Verbatim Record of Judicial Proceedings   Started by Yolanda Fox ****This petition addresses rules in multiple Forums. Please refer to the petition in the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court 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 the Supreme Court forum**** David K. Byers, Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 West Washington St. Phoenix AZ 85007 (602) 452-3966 mmathescourts.az.gov...
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14 Jan 2020 01:39 PM
0 Replies and 2521 Views R-20-0017 Petition to Amend Rule 97 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 Would amend Family Law Rule 97 to add a form for a 'good faith consultation certificate' Filed January 10, 2020. Comment must be ...
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10 Jan 2020 02:59 PM
0 Replies and 2521 Views R-20-0016 Petition to Amend Rule 37(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 Would amend Family Law Rule 37(b) to permit a court to continue an action if a party becomes incapacitated Filed January 10, 2020. Comment must be...
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10 Jan 2020 02:55 PM
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