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COFC-Spousal Maintenance Guidelines Subcommittee

The Legislature amended A.R.S. § 25-319, concerning spousal maintenance orders, in Chapter 331, Laws 2022 (2nd Reg. Sess.), Section 11 (formerly S.B. 1383), effective September 24, 2022. Shortly after its approval by the Governor, this Court established the Committee on Family Court - Spousal Maintenance Guidelines Subcommittee (COFC-SMGS) by Administrative Order No. 2022-83 to recommend statewide spousal maintenance guidelines. 

The Spousal Maintenance Guidelines (SMG) were adopted by Administrative Order 2023-119, effective July 10, 2023. The Spousal Maintenance Guidelines used in conjuction with the Spousal Maintenance Calculator produce amount and duration ranges that encourage and support a requesting spouse in becoming self-sufficient, achieve consistency and predictability in awards for person in similar circumstances, and provide guidance in establishing spousal maintenance awards and promote settlements.

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Spousal Maintenance Guidelines (SMG) Subcommittee Final Work Product


1-Year Review - Spousal Maintenance Guidelines

The COFC-SMGS is set to begin the 1-year review of the SMG in October 2024. Following the 1-year review, the SMG will be reviewed on a quadrennial basis. Comments and suggestions submitted above will be considered during the next review.

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