These rules govern the procedure in the Superior Court of Arizona in all family law cases, including paternity, and all other matters arising out of Title 25, Arizona Revised Statutes ("A.R.S."). These rules should be construed and enforced in a manner to secure the just, prompt and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.
A. Applicability of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure. The Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure apply only when incorporated by reference in these rules.
A. Parties. Reference to a party to the action may include the state.
A. Computation. In computing any period of time specified or allowed by these rules, by any local rules, by order of court, or by any applicable statute, the day of the act, event or default from which the designated period of time begins to run shall not be included.
A. Scope of Consolidation. When actions within the scope of these rules involving a common child, common parties, or a common question of law or fact, are pending before the court, the court may order a joint hearing or trial of any or all the matters in issue in the actions or order all the actions consolidated, and the court