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Last Post 23 May 2023 12:32 PM by  Susan Pickard
R-22-0044 ARFLP 30
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Susan Pickard
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28 Nov 2022 11:20 AM
    Susan Pickard, FCIC Staff on behalf of:
    [email protected]/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 family court judges on stipulated or uncontested actions. Upon investigation, the Committee found several areas where the superior court failed to rule promptly.

    Filed: November 28, 2022

    Would adopt a new Rule 30 to the Rules of Family Law Procedure to impose deadlines for judges to enter certain types of rulings or orders.

    Comments must be submitted no later than Monday, May 1, 2023.
    Any reply by a petitioner must be submitted no later than Thursday, June 1, 2023.
    Rachel Carreras
    New Member
    Posts:13 New Member

    19 Apr 2023 02:46 PM
    Judge Joseph C. Welty
    Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County
    125 W. Washington St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    (602) 372-2537
    J. Alan Goodwin
    New Member
    Posts:1 New Member

    24 Apr 2023 01:55 PM
    The Family Bench of the Superior Court in Pima County joins the Maricopa County comment about the proposed ARFLP 30.

    In addition, we note potential ambiguity regarding the triggering event for temporary orders. Specifically, it is unclear whether the ruling/action has to be made after "a hearing" or the "completed hearing." If a judicial officer needs to continue a hearing to take additional evidence, then deadlines should be triggered from the completion of the continued hearing and not from the date of the initial hearing.

    Thank you for your consideration.


    J. Alan Goodwin
    Presiding Family Law Judge
    Arizona Superior Court in Pima County
    [email protected]
    Linnea Mahoney
    New Member
    Posts:6 New Member

    01 May 2023 06:14 PM
    Commenter's Name: Jeff Fine
    Mailing Address: Clerk of the Superior Court for Maricopa County, 620 West Jackson Street, 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003
    Phone Number: 602-506-2309
    Email Address: [email protected]
    Susan Pickard
    New Member
    Posts:11 New Member

    23 May 2023 12:32 PM
    Judge Paul J. McMurdie
    Arizona Court of Appeals Division One
    State Courts Building
    1501 West Washington St
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    On behalf of the Family Court Improvement Committee, the undersigned replies to comments under Rule 28 of the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court in response to the Petition to Add Rule 30 to the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure. The Family Court Improvement Committee considered the comments from the Maricopa County Superior Court, the Maricopa County Superior Court Clerk, and the Presiding Family Law Judge of Pima County. FCIC agrees with most of the comments. As a result, outlined in Appendix A, the FCIC submits an amended proposal to amend proposed Rule 30 and amendments to Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure 43.1, 44.1, 45, 47, 47.1, 47.2, 48, and 91.5 as suggested by the comments.
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