Rules of Family Law Procedure

Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure

The Arizona Supreme Court has established the Task Force on the Rules of Family Law Procedure to review current rules and develop change petitions where necessary.  Chief Justice Scott Bales issued Administrative Order 2016-131 to form and direct the work of the task force. Membership of the task force has been largely assigned.  Judges Paul McMurdie… Read more Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure

Judge McMurdie Appointed To Arizona Court Of Appeals Division One

The office of Governor Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Judge Paul McMurdie to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. “Judge McMurdie is a highly-experienced and widely-respected legal mind in Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “As a practicing lawyer, he argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, Arizona Supreme Court, Arizona Court of Appeals,… Read more Judge McMurdie Appointed To Arizona Court Of Appeals Division One

Rule 72 (Family Law Procedure) Change Comment Period Extended

The Arizona Supreme Court during its August Rules Agenda [minutes] extended the comment period for rule change petition R-16-0037 regarding Rule 72 (Family Law Master).  Comments must be submitted by October 28, 2016 in the Rules Forum.  Comments will be considered on the December 2016 Rules Agenda. The original petition submitted by Judge Peter B. Swann of the… Read more Rule 72 (Family Law Procedure) Change Comment Period Extended

AZ Attorneys Publicly Acknowledge Pervasive Due Process Violations By Family Court

A group of 48 Arizona attorneys submitted comment regarding a petition to change Rule 72 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Practice. In their response, the attorneys admitted publicly: “To put it simply, trial courts are limiting the amount of trial time to an extent that it is nearly impossible to conduct any trial… Read more AZ Attorneys Publicly Acknowledge Pervasive Due Process Violations By Family Court