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Rule 3.1. Conciliation Court and Mediation Services

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior CourtEffective: September 1, 2019

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Graham County (Refs & Annos)
Rule 3. Domestic Relation Cases
Effective: September 1, 2019
17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Graham County, Rule 3.1
Rule 3.1. Conciliation Court and Mediation Services
A. Establishment. A conciliation court is hereby established as provided in A.R.S. § 25-381.01.
B. Actions Subject to Consideration. When it appears from a pleading or other paper filed with the court that child custody or visitation is an issue in a paternity, dissolution, legal separation, or annulment action, the case may be transferred to the conciliation court.
C. Mandatory Attendance. Unless excused by the court for good cause shown, when the jurisdiction of the conciliation court is invoked the parties shall attend at least one hearing or conference as set by the conciliation court judge and may be ordered to attend other hearings or conferences.
D. Pending Motions and Hearings. Whenever a petition invoking the jurisdiction of the conciliation court is filed, pending hearings or orders to show cause shall not be vacated, but shall be assigned to the conciliation court director for review.
E. Procedure. Whenever a petition invoking the jurisdiction of the conciliation court is filed, the clerk shall enter an order in the case file recording the fact and date of the filing of the petition.
F. Mediation. In actions concerning custody of or access to a child (including actions for dissolution, separation, annulment, paternity, private dependency, or guardianship), the case may be assigned by the conciliation court for mediation of those issues.
G. Agreements. Agreements reached between the parties as a result of counseling or mediation shall be in writing and approved by the parties; no such agreement is binding until approved by the court by separate order or minute entry.

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Added and effective June 9, 2005.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Graham County, Rule 3.1, AZ ST GRAHAM SUPER CT Rule 3.1
Current with amendments received through 08/15/2020.
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