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Last Post 03 Mar 2023 11:51 AM by  Susan Pickard
R-23-0007 Petition to Amend Rules 44.1(c), 45 (c), 78(g) and 91.3 ARFLP
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Susan Pickard
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04 Jan 2023 05:56 PM
    Susan Pickard, FCIC Staff on behalf of
    1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    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 Rules 44.1(c), 45(c), 78(g) and 91.3 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure (ARFLP). For all final orders when children are involved, whether in a decree or post-decree order, the court should be required to issue a “School Order” substantially in conformity with the attachment forms.

    When a court issues a parenting order, it binds the parties to those terms. Yet schools are impacted in many ways by those terms, intended or unintended. Additionally, it is not uncommon for schools to find themselves to be in the middle of parental disputes. This impacts not only the education of the child involved, but it may also and often does impact negatively other students and the ability of educators to meet the needs of their students.

    Filed: January 4, 2023

    Would amend Rules 44.1(c), 45(c), 78(g) and 91.3 of the Rules of Family Law Procedure to require a family law court to issue an “education order” when entering any final order involving dependent children.

    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.
    Susan Pickard
    New Member
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    03 Mar 2023 11:51 AM
    Susan Pickard [email protected] -602.452.3252
    on behalf of
    Family Court Improvement Committee
    Judge Paul McMurdie, Chair

    The Family Court Improvement Committee met on March 2, 2023. A motion to support the adoption of the amendments proposed to Rules 44.1, 45(c), 78(g), and 91.3 regarding "School Orders" passed unanimously.
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