This research guide is for individuals seeking information on Arizona family law, and is primarily focused on issues related to divorce and parenting. The guide includes both primary and secondary sources, including links to Arizona courts and government agencies. The call numbers on this page link to Ross-Blakley Library catalog records, which provide information about location and availability of items in the library collection.
WestlawNext Patron Access: To access this resource, you must use the computers provided in the library for the general public. On Westlaw, there are several different options for finding applicable statutes. To search for Arizona statutes, type in “AZ-ST-ANN” in the search for a database box, and you will be taken to the database for Arizona statutes. You can search for applicable statutes by using the “statutes index” link at the top of the page, or you can also search by using the “Table of Contents” link at the top of the page and going to Title 25.
This text includes the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Appellate Procedure, Local Rules of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and local rules of the U.S. district and bankruptcy courts of Arizona.
Law Arizona Reference KFA2430 1956 .A2 Fed. Rules
Westlaw provides online access to the Arizona Rules of Court on its Arizona Court Rules Forum.
Visitors to the library can also access and search the Arizona Rules of Court, Annotated on LexisNexis Academic using the computers inside the reading room.
West’s Arizona Digest 2d. Volumes 11 and 12 cover Divorce. Volume 4 covers Child Support and Child Custody. Be sure to check the pocket part to find the most recent cases. Law Arizona Reference/Core KFA2457 .A7 1991
LexisNexis Academic: Remote access is available for law faculty and students via the recommended databases section of the Law Library's website. For visitors in the library, LexisNexis Academic is available on the computers inside the reading room.
WestlawNext Patron Access: To access this portal, you must use the computers provided in the library for the general public. You can search for cases by using Westlaw’s key number digest. After accessing the digest, you can search for a key number by using the Search for Key Numbers box or you can browse the key numbers by clicking on West Key Number Digest Outline. Make sure you select Arizona State as the appropriate jurisdiction. Another way to search for cases is by searching for “Arizona state cases” in the search for a database box. For additional assistance with searching cases, please consult a law librarian.
This text is a comprehensive resource of family law rules and regulations. It includes select Arizona Revised Statutes pertaining to Children (Title 8), Court and Civil Proceedings (Title 12), the Criminal Code (Title 13), Trusts, Estates and Protective Proceedings (Title 14), Marital and Domestic Relations (Title 25), Professions and Occupations (Title 32), Public Health and Safety (Title 36), State Government (Title 41), Taxation (Title 42), Trade and Commerce (Title 44), and Welfare (Title 46). It also has pertinent laws from the United States Code, the Arizona Rules of Protective Order Procedure, the Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure, the Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court, the Rules of Evidence for Courts in the State of Arizona, the Local Rules of Practice for Superior Courts, and the Rules of Procedure for Enforcement of Tribal Court Involuntary Commitment Orders.
Arizona Legal Forms
Volume 4 of Arizona Legal Forms contains forms relating to domestic relations.
KFA2468 .75 1997
Family Law in a Nutshell
By David D. Meyer
Family Law in a Nutshell is a compact, yet comprehensive, review of the many elements of family law. It covers the creation of marriage relationships, spousal rights and obligations, parent and child relationships, marriage termination, and the economic consequences of divorce.
KF505.Z9 K7 2007
Arizona Family Law Rules Handbook
By Mark W. Armstrong
The Arizona Family Law Rules Handbook is designed to provide Arizona attorneys and litigants with procedural case law concerning the Rules of Family Law Procedure and relevant civil rules. The text includes the full text of the rules and commentary by the Arizona Supreme Court’s Family Law Rules Committee.
Arizona Family Law Practice
By Monica Donaldson, Victor A. Garnice, Thomas J. Griggs, and Carol A. Soderquist
Arizona Family Law Practice is written for practitioners in the field of family law, and was compiled to accompany a CLE presentation. It provides a family law update (with statutes, cases, and proposed changes to the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure), and covers such topics as handling a divorce case, child custody and support issues, ethical issues for family law attorneys, and the role of mediation in family law.
KFA2494 .D653 2007
ARS §25-518 Child support arrearages; license suspension, hearing
The Arizona Supreme Court has the Arizona Child Support Guidelines available online. The Arizona Child Support Guidelines were adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court for actions effective January 1, 2005. The Guidelines are meant to establish a standard of support for children consistent with the children’s needs and the ability of parents to pay, and to give parents and courts guidance in establishing child support orders.
The Arizona Supreme Court also offers an online Child Support Calculator, which provides information about calculating a child support order.
Arizona Child Support Guidelines
Adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court
KFA2504.8.A36 A74 2005
Things You Should Know about Custody and Visitation
Arizona Supreme Court
This booklet, written in a question and answer format, provides parents with general information about child custody and visitation in domestic relations cases. It also explains what parents can expect when the court is involved in the process of planning for a child’ care.
SC 1.8: T 44 C 87
Your Right to Child Custody, Visitation, and Support
By Mary L. Boland
This electronic resource provides general information concerning child custody, visitation, and support. It offers information about how to pursue a custody or visitation case in court, as well as steps needed to modify, terminate, or appeal a custody or support order. Appendix A provides a brief overview of child custody and support laws for each state, and Appendix B contains a number of sample fill-in forms.
Online access KF547 .Z9 B65 2004eb Online (Remote access is available for law faculty and students. Access for library visitors is only available on the computers inside the reading room).
Handbook on Child Support Enforcement: Answers to Your Questions
Office of Child Support Enforcement
This federal publication is designed to help parents get the child support payments their children need. It offers how-to information concerning applying for services through the Child Support Enforcement program, finding a noncustodial parent, establishing paternity, and establishing a support order. The booklet also covers enforcement and distribution of child support awards, and includes a section on noncustodial parents’ rights and responsibilities.
HE 24.8:C 43/2008
Child Custody and Co-Parenting in Arizona
By Lisa B. Johnson, Ronald J. Lavit, and Thomas J. Novak
This text is written for practitioners in the field of family law, and was compiled to accompany a CLE presentation. It contains sections on the federal and international laws governing parental rights and responsibilities, alienation, custody, and ethical considerations.
KFA2504.6.A75 C45 2004
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