Maricopa County Superior Court Introduces Summary Consent Decrees
January 7, 2020
The New Year brings with it changes to Family Law in Maricopa County, including the introduction of Summary Consent Decrees. Summary Consent Decrees allow parties who are in full agreement on the terms of their dissolution to utilize a streamlined process. Parties to the dissolution will work together to complete the Court packet, pay filing fees, and attend a parenting class (if there are minor children). Rather than filing a Petition and Response, the parties can file a single document entitled a “Petition and Response for Dissolution of a Non-Covenant Marriage,” and an accompanying Notice. After 60 days, the parties can seek to have the Court enter a decree.
Presiding Family Court Judge for the Maricopa County Superior Court, the Honorable Bruce Cohen, has shared background information related to this initiative here. The Court has also prepared a brochure outlining the qualifications and procedure for Summary Consent Decrees, which can be found here.
For more information, contact Norma C. Izzo or a member of the Jennings Strouss Family Law practice.
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