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Rule 27. Cross Petitions

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedArizona Rules of Protective Order Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Arizona Rules of Protective Order Procedure
Part V. Issuance of Protective Orders
17B A.R.S. Rules Protect.Ord. Proc., Rule 27
Formerly cited as AZ ST RPOP Rule 1
Rule 27. Cross Petitions
(a) Separate Orders. Where each party has separately petitioned a court for a protective order, a judicial officer may grant separate protective orders upon finding that each petitioning party is entitled to protection and has requested appropriate relief. The judicial officer should make reasonable effort to ensure that no conflicting relief is granted.
(b) Hearing on Separate Petitions. If opposing parties file separate petitions for protective orders, the judicial officer may:
(1) hear each petition at separate ex parte hearings, or
(2) set a joint hearing on both cases.
(c) Case Numbers. The cross petition may be assigned a new case number or a case number associated with a pending family law case in superior court. But if a court assigns the same number to a family law and a protective order case, the court cannot allow remote electronic access to any case information regarding the registration, filing of a petition for, or issuance of the protective order, if such publication would be likely to reveal to the general public the identity or location of the party protected by the order. See Rule 123(g)(1)(E)(ii) and (iii), Rules of the Supreme Court. See also 18 U.S.C. ยง 2265(d)(3).


Formerly Rule 1 in part, added Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Amended Sept. 16, 2008, effective Sept. 26, 2008. Adopted on a permanent basis effective Sept. 3, 2009. Amended Aug. 30, 2012, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Renumbered Rule 27 and amended Aug. 27, 2015, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
17B A. R. S. Rules Protective Order Proc., Rule 27, AZ ST RPOP Rule 27
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through November 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through November 1, 2023.
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