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Rule 14. Written Verifications and Unsworn Declarations Under Penalty of Perjury

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 14
Rule 14. Written Verifications and Unsworn Declarations Under Penalty of Perjury
(a) Written Verification. A written verification is a sworn statement before a notary public or other officer who is authorized to administer an oath. A verification is required for:
(1) an acceptance of service under Rule 40(f)(1);
(2) an affidavit submitted in support of an application for a default decree;
(3) a consent decree under Rule 45; or
(4) a stipulation or agreement that substantially changes the terms of a legal decision-making or parenting time order, unless the stipulation is entered in open court or through conciliation services.
However, nothing in this rule precludes the Arizona Supreme Court from modifying the requirements of this rule by administrative order.
(b) Unsworn Declarations Under Penalty of Perjury. Except as provided in section (a) of this rule, when these rules require a verification, the requirement is satisfied if the declaration is signed by the person and is substantially in the following form:
“I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Dated: __________ Signature: __________”.


Added Aug. 30, 2018, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
17B A. R. S. Rules Fam. Law Proc., Rule 14, AZ ST RFLP Rule 14
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 7/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 7/1/22.
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