Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure

A.  Applicability of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure. The Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure apply only when incorporated by reference in these rules.

B.  Applicability of Arizona Rules of Evidence. 

1.  Upon notice to the court filed by any party at least forty-five (45) days prior to hearing or trial, or such other date as may be established by the court, any party may require strict compliance with the Arizona Rules of Evidence, except as provided in subdivision 2(B)(3). If a hearing or trial is set upon less than sixty (60) days prior notice, the notice provided for in this paragraph will be deemed timely if filed within a reasonable time after the party receives notice of the hearing or trial date.

2.  If no such notice is filed, all relevant evidence is admissible, provided, however, that the court shall exclude evidence if its probative value is outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issues, or by considerations of undue delay, waste of time, needless presentation of cumulative evidence, lack of reliability or failure to adequately and timely disclose same. This admissibility standard shall replace Rules 403, 602, 801-806, 901-903 and 1002-1005, Arizona Rules of Evidence, except as provided in subdivision 2(B)(3). All remaining provisions of the Arizona Rules of Evidence apply.

3.  Regardless of whether a notice is filed under subdivision 2(B)(1):

a.  Records of regularly conducted activity as defined in Rule 803(6), Arizona Rules of Evidence, may be admitted into evidence without testimony of a custodian or other qualified witness as to its authenticity if such document (i) appears complete and accurate on its face, (ii) appears to be relevant and reliable, and (iii) is seasonably disclosed and copies are provided at time of disclosure to all other parties and

b.  Any report, document, or standardized form required to be submitted to the court for the current hearing or trial may be considered as evidence if either filed with the court or admitted into evidence by the court.

C.  Applicability of Local Rules. To the extent these rules are inconsistent with local rules, the provisions of these rules shall apply.