Susan Pickard on behalf of:
Paul J. McMurdie
Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals
State Courts Building
1501 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Telephone: (602) 452-6700 [email protected]
The legislature recently passed, and the governor signed into law Senate Bill 1383 amending provisions of Title 25. In the bill, the legislature amended A.R.S. § 25-313 (legal separation decree) to allow a court to terminate a legal separation. The legal separation termination order restores the marriage while establishing property and debt obligations. Proposed Rule 78.1 establishes the procedures for the parties and court to implement a termination order under the statute.
Also, in SB1383, the legislature created a summary consent decree. The summary consent decree allows for an amicable divorce at a reduced cost to the parties. Proposed Rule 45.1 establishes the procedures for the parties and court to implement the new decree.
Filed: July 1, 2022
Would adopt new Rules 45.1 and 78.1 of the Rules of Family Law Procedure to implement the recently enacted SB 1383, creating a summary consent decree allowing an amicable divorce at reduced cost and authorizing a court to terminate a legal separation.
Comments due no later than October 3, 2022.
Petitioner's reply due no later than October 17, 2022.