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Rule 95. Other Family Law Services and Resources

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Family Law Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Family Law Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part XIII. Other Family Law Services and Resources (Refs & Annos)
17B A.R.S. Rules Fam.Law Proc., Rule 95
Rule 95. Other Family Law Services and Resources
(a) Generally. The court in a family law case may consider the services set forth in this rule, if available. The court must determine on the record whether the parties have the ability to pay for services as well as allocate the costs of those services.
(b) Behavioral or Mental Health Services. Except as provided in Rule 72 or Rule 74, the court may order parties to engage in behavioral or mental health services, including counseling and therapeutic interventions.
(c) Substance Abuse Services. In a case involving legal decision-making or parenting time, the court may order substance abuse screening and random testing of a party if there is an allegation or showing that the party has abused alcohol or drugs, including prescription medication. The court must designate the frequency of testing and determine which party is responsible for paying for screening and testing services.
(d) Parent Education. The court must order the parties to engage in parent education as required by Arizona law. The court also may order supplemental or additional education in appropriate cases, such as parenting skills classes and parental conflict resolution classes.
(e) Supervised Exchanges. The court may order supervised exchanges of parenting time to protect the parties or the children from harm.
(f) Domestic Violence Services. To further the court's goals of preventing and protecting parties and children from domestic violence, the court may use family violence prevention services, such as family violence prevention centers and victim advocacy services. In appropriate cases, the court may refer parties to services for victims and batterers, such as those licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
(g) Real Estate Special Commissioner. In accordance with local rule or procedures, the court may appoint a real estate special commissioner to assist the parties in dividing and disposing of community real property.
(h) Department of Child Safety. The court may request or order the services of the Department of Child Safety if the court believes that a child may be the victim of child abuse or neglect as defined in A.R.S. ยง 8-201.


Added Aug. 30, 2018, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
17B A. R. S. Rules Fam. Law Proc., Rule 95, AZ ST RFLP Rule 95
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 1, 2024.
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