About the Family Department

The Family department serves the community by resolving family-related legal matters. This department oversees things like: 

Conciliation Services
Conciliation Services
Divorce Proceedings
Divorce Proceedings
Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time
Child Support
Child Support

Family Department Services

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Divorce

Providing assistance and guidance through the legal process of divorce.

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Conciliation

Offering mediation and counseling services to help families resolve disputes.

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Legal Decision Making, Parenting Time, and Child Support

Ensuring the best interests of the child are met during legal proceedings.

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Family Department Additional Resources

Decree on Demand is a Family Department service that allows individuals whose cases have met the statutory time limit to schedule a default hearing. A default hearing can be scheduled by calling 602-372-3332.

In order to determine if your case is ready for a default hearing, please make sure that you have completed the Default Screening Checklist and have it available when you schedule your hearing. On the date and time of your hearing you will check in at one of these locations:

Once you arrive the staff will review your paperwork and file. If any discrepancies are found you will be given an opportunity to correct the discrepancy, if possible, prior to the hearing. Once your paperwork is approved, you will be directed to a courtroom.

Statutory time limits:

  • Non-publication dissolution cases require 60 days after service and 10 court days after filing the Application and Affidavit of Default, whichever date is later.
  • Publication dissolution matters require 90 days after service and 10 court days after filing the Application and Affidavit for Default, whichever date comes later.

Early Resolution Conference assists self-represented parties in fully resolving as many issues in a case prior to setting the matter for trial.

Public access to the courts for the establishment, modification and enforcement of court orders is facilitated through Family Conference Center.

The Family Department of the Maricopa County Superior Court, along with Pima and Graham County Superior Court, launched an Informal Family Law Trial (“IFLT”) pilot project on March 31, 2023 to help family court litigants who do not have a lawyer navigate the court system. To learn more about this pilot, please review the Administrative Order 2022-159Proposed Rule 77.1, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, and the information sheet in English and Spanish.

Motion to Set and IFLT forms ENGLISH

Motion to Set and IFLT forms SPANISH

Family Department Locations

Central Court Building

201 W Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Northeast Regional Center

18380 N 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Northwest Regional Center

14264 W Tierra Buena Ln. Surprise, AZ 85374
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Southeast Regional Center

222 E Javelina Ave. Mesa, AZ 85210
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Family Department Leadership

Hon. Ronda Fisk

Presiding Judge

Adis Bosnic

Department Administrator

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