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Rule 1. Scope and Applicability of These Rules

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Family Law Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Family Law Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part I. General Administration (Refs & Annos)
17B A.R.S. Rules Fam.Law Proc., Rule 1
Formerly cited as AZ ST RFLP Rule 2
Rule 1. Scope and Applicability of These Rules
(a) Scope. These rules govern procedures in family law cases and all matters arising under Title 25 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
(b) Construction. Parties and courts should construe these rules, and courts should enforce them, in a manner that ensures a just, prompt, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.
(c) Civil Rules. The Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure apply only when these rules expressly incorporate them. If language in these rules is substantially the same as language in the civil rules, case law interpreting the language of the civil rules will apply to these rules.
(d) Applicability of Local Rules. If a local rule is inconsistent with these rules, these rules will apply.


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