Susan Pickard [email protected]
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 matters may also require ex parte orders, there are two separate determinations to be made. First, is there an emergency or urgency for the issue to be addressed by the court? Second, should a temporary order without notice be issued pending the accelerated hearing on the emergency or urgent matter?
Filed: January 3, 2023
Would amend Rule 48 of the Rules of Family Law Procedure to clarify the procedures governing the issuance of a temporary order on an emergency basis with or without notice.
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.