Family Law in Arizona

Family Law and Domestic Relations Issues in Maricopa County

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How do the Arizona Family Law Court system work?

Family law courts are courts of equity. This means that the judges are asked to make decisions based on fairness. Arizona family law courts are governed by Arizona statutes (in Section 25, Marriage and Domestic Relations), by the Family Law Rules of Procedure and by the case law that has interpreted these statutes and rules. (Case law is what a court of appeals or the Arizona Supreme Court has determined is the actual meaning of the rules or statutes).

Sometimes, you will read a statute and think you know exactly what it means, but a court has decided another interpretation. Luckily, most cases and most divorces are not that complicated, and the parties do not need an in-depth legal analysis. If you find your case in a grey area and you do not know the answer, that is the time to consider consulting with an experienced attorney. If your question is straightforward, remember that hourly consultations are much cheaper than advance (retainer) fees.

Because family law courts are courts of equity, there are no juries. Although you may find a jury box in your family law courtroom, the judge alone will make all decisions in your case if there are disputed issues that must be litigated (brought to trial). However, there are ways to handle your entire divorce without ever having to set foot into a courtroom. You and your spouse can make all the decisions instead of a judge. That brings up our next point.

Arizona Domestic Relations Laws and Family Law Rules and Procedures

Maricopa County Superior Courts

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Current Updates Regarding Coronavirus and Divorce and Custody in Arizona

Best Law Firm has seen new challenges while assisting families with divorce and child custody during the pandemic. Courts are open and law firms have been deemed essential services, so we are also open and exercising all safety precautions. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an attorney consultation by video or phone, please call us at 480-219-2433.

A.R.S. Title 25 - Marital and Domestic Relations Chapters

  • Marriage
  • Husband and Wife, Property Contract Rights
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Legal Decision-Making and Parenting Time
  • Family Support Duties
  • Maternity and Paternity Proceedings
  • Covenant Marriage
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
  • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
  • Legitimacy of Children

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an attorney for my family law matter?

No. Arizona law allows you to do this yourself. You are considered pro se or pro per; you must follow all the same rules as parties with attorneys. You may have to go into a courtroom, but you are held to the standard of an attorney. But, even if you do this yourself, it is always a good idea to have an attorney review your work and give you some legal advice.

Where can I get more information about the Maricopa County Superior Court?

The court has useful information online at: http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/

Is it possible to represent myself in court?

Yes, as it is not a requirement that you have an attorney to represent you in court proceedings. However, the same rules and procedures apply whether you have an attorney or not, which means all papers must be correctly completed and filed on time.

Where is the court?

The Maricopa County Superior Courthouses are listed above with their address and contact information.

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