Arizona Family Law Masters

What is a family law master?  The Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure define a family law master as “a person appointed by the court, including a family law conference officer, to take evidence on one or more disputed issues and submit a report to the court containing findings of fact and conclusions of law.” How does a family law master get appointed?  A family law master may be appointed based on the stipulation of the parties or on the Court’s own motion.  ARFLP 72(A).  Who can be a … [Read more...]

How is Child Custody Determined in Arizona?

In Arizona, the Courts are required to determine whether parents are to have joint custody or sole custody when the parents file for an Arizona divorce or file a paternity action (where the parents were never married).  The Court also has to make these determinations when a parent has asked the Court to modify the custody or parenting time orders. Joint custody in Arizona means that the parents jointly make important decisions about such things as education, health and religion.  Sole custody … [Read more...]

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