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Rule 50. Complex Case Designation

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Family Law Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Family Law Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part VII. Disclosure and Discovery (Refs & Annos)
17B A.R.S. Rules Fam.Law Proc., Rule 50
Rule 50. Complex Case Designation
(a) Generally. A party may file a motion to designate a case as complex.
(b) Time to File. A party may file the motion not later than 60 days after the initial response, or later for good cause.
(c) Factors. When exercising its discretion in deciding whether an action is complex under this rule, the court should consider the following factors:
(1) issues that will be time-consuming to resolve;
(2) management of a large number of witnesses or a substantial amount of documentary evidence;
(3) the need for significant expert testimony;
(4) any other factor that in the interests of justice warrants a complex designation or as otherwise required to serve the interests of justice.
(d) Effect of Designation. After designating a case complex, the court must conduct a scheduling conference at which it may enter orders concerning the scope and timing of disclosure and discovery. The court also may extend the time for parties to complete discovery under Rule 51 and must provide a minimum of 12 hours for trial.


Added Aug. 30, 2018, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
17B A. R. S. Rules Fam. Law Proc., Rule 50, AZ ST RFLP Rule 50
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 12/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 12/1/22.
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