An index of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, current as of January 1, 2019.
ARFLP Rule 1 defines the scope and application of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure.
ARFLP Rule 2 provides that the rules of evidence are relaxed in family court cases absent invocation of the Arizona Rules of Evidence.
(a) Scope of Consolidation. (1) Generally. If pending cases involve a common child, common parties, or a common question of law or fact, the court may order a joint hearing or trial of any or all the matters at issue, or it may consolidate the cases. (2) Assigned Judge. The judge assigned to the first-filed case will hear a motion
ARFLP Rule 5.1 gives juvenile court priority jurisdiction when there are simultaneous dependency and custody proceedings.
(a) Definitions. (1) Judge. The term “judge” as used in this rule and Rule 6.1 refers to any judge, judge pro tem, or court commissioner. (2) Presiding judge. The term “presiding judge” as used in this rule refers to the presiding superior court judge in the county where the action is pending, or that judge's designee. (b) Generally. In each
(a) Grounds. A party seeking a change of judge for cause must establish grounds by affidavit as required by A.R.S. § 12-409. (b) Filing and Service. The affidavit must be filed, and copies served on the parties, the presiding judge, the noticed judge, and the court administrator, if any, by any method provided in Rule 43(b). (c) Timeliness and Waiver.
(a) Effect of Filing. A party's address is automatically protected upon filing a request for a protected address until further order of the court. (b) On Request. The court must designate a party's address as protected on a showing by the requesting party that the other party does not know the party's address; and either (1) a reasonable belief exists