Home Table of Contents

Rule 412. Birth Parent Living Expenses

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for the Juvenile CourtEffective: July 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court (Refs & Annos)
Part IV. Adoptions
2. Adoption Proceedings
Effective: July 1, 2022
17B A.R.S. Juv.Ct.Rules of Proc., Rule 412
Formerly cited as AZ ST JUV CT Rule 80
Rule 412. Birth Parent Living Expenses
(a) Motion for Approval. Any person or agency wishing to pay living expenses for a birth parent in excess of one thousand dollars, as provided by A.R.S. § 8-114, must file a motion supported by an affidavit signed by the birth parent justifying the expenses. The affidavit must specify the amounts allocated to the individual's monthly expenses for which approval is sought and explain why the expenses are needed for the time period requested.
(b) Procedure. Unless waived by the court on a showing of good cause, the court must hold a hearing no later than 10 days after the filing of the motion and notify the parties of the location, date, and time of the hearing. If the court holds a hearing, it may require the attendance of the birth parent or the person or agency wishing to pay living expenses. The court must verify the identity of the birth parent before entering any orders.
(c) Findings and Orders. The court must promptly determine whether the expenses are permissible under A.R.S. § 8-114. All findings and orders must be in a signed minute entry or order.

Credits

Added Dec. 8, 2021, effective July 1, 2022.
17B A. R. S. Juv. Ct. Rules of Proc., Rule 412, AZ ST JUV CT Rule 412
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.
End of Document