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Rule 503. Time for Hearing, Notice of Hearing

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 V. Emancipation (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
17B A.R.S. Juv.Ct.Rules of Proc., Rule 503
Formerly cited as AZ ST JUV CT Rule 95; ‚ÄČAZ ST JUV CT Rule 100
Rule 503. Time for Hearing, Notice of Hearing
(a) Time for Hearing. The court must conduct a hearing no later than 90 days after the filing of the petition. The court for good cause may extend the time for conducting the hearing. The following intervals are excluded from the 90-day period:
(1) for the petitioner to file supplemental information under Rule 502(d);
(2) for the court to gather correct address information under Rule 503(c);
(3) for the DCS investigation and report under Rule 501(c); and
(4) the time from the court's referral of the matter to mediation or alternative dispute resolution until the filing of a notice of agreement or non-agreement under Rule 504(f).
(b) Notice of Hearing.
(1) The court must notify the petitioner and the petitioner's parents or guardian, and the appropriate state agency if the petitioner is a ward of the state, of the date, time, and place of the hearing by certified mail no later than 60 days before the hearing date. Notice is effective upon mailing.
(2) The court must provide the petitioner, parents, or guardian, and the appropriate state agency if the petitioner is a ward of the state, a copy of the petition with the notice.
(3) The notice must advise the parents or guardian that if they fail to appear at the emancipation hearing, the court may proceed in the parent's or guardian's absence.
(c) Incorrect or Unknown Address. If the notice of hearing and petition are returned to the court as undelivered due to an incorrect address, or if the petition fails to provide an address for a necessary party, the court may make further inquiry of the petitioner, or it may require the petitioner to provide a full explanation concerning efforts to locate the necessary party or the circumstances why the necessary party cannot be located and served with notice.

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Added Dec. 8, 2021, effective July 1, 2022.
17B A. R. S. Juv. Ct. Rules of Proc., Rule 503, AZ ST JUV CT Rule 503
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.
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