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Rule 84. Motion for Clarification

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Family Law ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2024

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Family Law Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part X. Judgments and Decrees (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2024
17B A.R.S. Rules Fam.Law Proc., Rule 84
Rule 84. Motion for Clarification
(a) Grounds. A party may file a motion that requests the court to clarify a ruling if the ruling is confusing or is susceptible to more than one reasonable interpretation.
(b) Timing. A party may file a motion for clarification within 6 months after the entry of the ruling, unless good cause is demonstrated as to why the motion was not filed within that time. If the motion is filed to clarify support obligations or distribution of retirement benefits under the order, the motion may be filed at any time. The filing of a motion for clarification does not extend the time for filing a notice of appeal.
(c) Procedure. Unless the court orders otherwise, a party may not file a response to a motion for clarification, and the court may summarily deny the motion. However, the court may not grant a motion for clarification without providing the nonmoving party an opportunity to file a written response.
(d) Rule 83 Motion. A party may not combine a motion filed under this rule with a motion under Rule 83. On a motion for clarification, the court may not open the judgment or accept additional evidence as it can under Rule 83.


Added Aug. 30, 2018, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Amended Aug. 24, 2023, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
17B A. R. S. Rules Fam. Law Proc., Rule 84, AZ ST RFLP Rule 84
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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