Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure

ARFLP Rule 1. Scope of Rules

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.

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ARFLP Rule 2. Applicability of Other Rules

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

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ARFLP Rule 3. Definitions

A.  Parties. Reference to a party to the action may include the state. B.  Definitions. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall apply: 1.  Guardian. A person appointed pursuant to Title 14, Arizona Revised Statutes. 2.  In camera. If the court orders that a document be reviewed in camera, the party who possesses the document shall submit

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ARFLP Rule 4. Time

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. When the period of time specified or allowed, exclusive of any additional

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ARFLP Rule 5. Consolidation

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

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