Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure

Rule 14. Written Verifications and Unsworn Declarations Under Penalty of Perjury

(a) Written Verification. A written verification is a sworn statement before a notary public or other officer who is authorized to administer an oath. A verification is required for:

(1) an acceptance of service under Rule 40(f)(1);

(2) an affidavit submitted in support of an application for a default decree;

(3) a consent decree under Rule 45; or

(4) a stipulation or agreement that substantially changes the terms of a legal decision-making or parenting time order, unless the stipulation is entered in open court or through conciliation services.

However, nothing in this rule precludes the Arizona Supreme Court from modifying the requirements of this rule by administrative order.

(b) Unsworn Declarations Under Penalty of Perjury. Except as provided in section (a) of this rule, when these rules require a verification, the requirement is satisfied if the declaration is signed by the person and is substantially in the following form:

“I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Dated: __________ Signature: __________”.