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0 Replies and 11 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 6 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 23 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 and deadlines for preparing a pretrial s...
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11 Jan 2021 06:45 PM
0 Replies and 18 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 community. THIS TOPIC IS NOT OPEN F...
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08 Jan 2021 02:18 PM
0 Replies and 41 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 creates an exception to the general requirement in Ariz. R. Fam. Law P...
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05 Jan 2021 11:15 AM
2 Replies and 2936 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 1953 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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by State Bar of ArizonaJump to last post
01 May 2020 12:05 PM
0 Replies and 1557 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 1605 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 1633 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
1 Replies and 6203 Views R-19-0017 Petition to Amend Rule 47.2(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 Would amend Rule 47.2(a), Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, to add a process for post-decree temporary orders for child support. Filed: January 10, 2019 Comments must be submit...
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by AnnetteJump to last post
21 Mar 2019 10:26 AM
0 Replies and 3663 Views R-19-0029 Petition to Amend Rule 2.1, Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by Martin Lynch We seek to improve the quality of the product and the efficiency of the Judicial process. It is important to understand that the People are now exercising our Constitutional authorities to produce valid Jury verdicts and file these verdicts into Court cases at this time. We require no approval to follow the law. Anyone is free to file a lawsuit seeking to compel the People to stop following the law. Their argument would be that the 7th and 10th Amendments and Article 6 Clause...
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11 Jan 2019 01:10 AM
10 Replies and 48280 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 Motio...
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by mmeltzerJump to last post
05 Jul 2018 03:59 PM
2 Replies and 10910 Views R-18-0023 Petition to Amend Rule 95, Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by Deleted User 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. Wo...
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by Deleted UserJump to last post
29 Apr 2018 01:09 PM
2 Replies and 11070 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 Fam...
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by Ed Pizarro Sr.Jump to last post
25 Feb 2018 12:32 AM
0 Replies and 7452 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. ORDER...
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10 Jan 2018 03:59 PM
2 Replies and 21479 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 14558 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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by Martin LynchJump to last post
17 Apr 2017 08:39 AM
0 Replies and 12944 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 24738 Views R-16-0037 Rule 72, Rules of Family Law Procedure   Started by Deleted User 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
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