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Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure- Rule 8 (Telephonic Appearances)

It is not uncommon for an individual to be called to Court in Arizona when they currently live across the country. Many people feel they are obligated to make travel arrangements so they can show up to the hearing. However, the Court on its own order or on a motion by the non resident party, a person may appear telephonically in nearly any case. The party that requests the telephonic appearance needs to set up the call and pay for it.

It is also possible to request a telephonic appearance when giving testimony as a party in the action or as a witness. If a party: the party must be reasonably prevented from attending the hearing or trial or show it would be a burdensome expense to justify the telephonic appearance. If a witness: the witness is reasonably prevented from attending the hearing, the witness would be inconvenienced, or it would be a burdensome expense to justify the telephonic appearance.

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