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Maricopa County Superior Court: 2014 Judge Rotation

Today, July 1, 2014, marks the Judicial Officer Assignment Rotation for the Judges of the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. This means if you have an ongoing divorce case in the Maricopa County Superior Court, your case has possibly been reassigned to a different Judge. Family Court Judges rotate, or at least have the option to rotate, to a different practice area every two years. In the 2004 study, Review of the Family Court Department of the Maricopa County Superior Court, Greacen Associates, LLC found that Judges believed "a two year rotation is appropriate and necessary to avoid judicial...

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Maricopa County Clerk of the Court: Filing Fee Increase

As of today, May 19, 2014, the Clerk of the Court has increased Maricopa County filing fees yet again. Now, in order to file for divorce or legal separation in Phoenix, AZ, you will need to pay the Clerk of the Court a $338.00 filing fee. In addition, it now costs $269.00 to file a Response or to pay the Respondent's initial appearance fee. Keep in mind, these fees are in addition to any document preparation services you receive from Affordable Arizona Divorce or any other legal services. Also remember that within the past year the Maricopa County Clerk of the Court...

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