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Rule 18.1. Case Caption

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior Court

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Santa Cruz County (Refs & Annos)
Rule 18. Pleading and Practice in Domestic Relations Cases (Refs & Annos)
17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Santa Cruz County, Rule 18.1
Rule 18.1. Case Caption
a. Description of Case. Plaintiff or petitioner shall describe in the caption of the complaint or original petition filed with the Court the nature of the domestic relations action or proceedings as follows: Dissolution, Paternity, Maternity, Reciprocal, Foreign Domestic Relations Decree, Legal Separation, Annulment, Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time or other.
b. Adoption and Severance Cases. In all adoption and severance matters filed before the Court, the caption for such case shall not include the full name of the child(ren) who is(are) the subject of the adoption proceedings. Instead, the child's initials (first name, middle name, last name) and date of birth shall be used for purposes of each child's identification in the caption.


Added as Rule 20.1, Dec. 1, 1987, effective Feb. 15, 1988. Amended Jan. 19, 1999, effective Feb. 1, 1999. Redesignated as Rule 18.1 and amended, June 10, 2003, effective Aug. 1, 2003.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Santa Cruz County, Rule 18.1, AZ ST SANTA CRUZ SUPER CT Rule 18.1
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through April 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through April 1, 2024.
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