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Expedited / Description

What is Expedited Services?

A unit within the Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court, Family Support Center that assists the court in enforcing Maricopa County orders for support and/or parent/child access and in establishing and modifying child support orders.

What is a conference officer?

An employee of the Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court, Family Support Center’s Expedited Services, appointed by the Presiding Judge or his/her designee, pursuant to A.R.S. §§12-211 and 12-212.

What is a para-judicial conference?

A proceeding conducted by an Expedited Services’ conference officer to obtain information and/or agreements related to support and parent-child access issues and, ultimately, to make recommendations to the court regarding those issues.

Expedited / Hours and Locations

Expedited Services operating office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Expedited Services is located at:

Clerk of the Superior
Central Court Building
201 W. Jefferson Phoenix, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, Az. 85003
(602) 506-3762
Southeast Court
222 E. Javelina, 1st Floor
Mesa, Az. 85210
(602) 506-3762

Expedited / Conference questions

I have filed an Expedited Request to enforce my court order. How long will it be before a conference is scheduled?

You will receive notice that a conference has been scheduled by Expedited Services within 20 days after Expedited Services has received a copy of

  1. the affidavit of service or
  2. the filed cross petition for Expedited Enforcement.

Can I talk to the conference officer?

Per office policy, the conference officer is unable to speak individually to the parties of the case. This policy is to ensure fairness to the parties.

Can I bring my children to the conference?

I’m sorry, but children are not allowed in the conference and may not be left unattended.

Can my significant other attend the conference?

I’m sorry, only the parties to the action and their attorneys may attend the conference.

Do I need an attorney for the conference?

No, parties may represent themselves.

What information do I need to bring to the conference?

Any documentation that pertains to the issues and/or the items listed on the documents you were served with; or the pink minute entry you received in the mail that informed you of the date, time and location of the conference.

I lost/misplaced the documents that inform me what I need to bring to the conference. How do I find out what I need to bring?

You would need to contact Expedited Services at (602) 506-3762.

I missed my conference date. What can I do?

Contact Expedited Services at (602) 506-3762.

Where is the conference held?

Expedited Services’ locations are: 201 W. Jefferson, 3rd Floor, Phoenix or 222 E. Javelina, 1stFloor, Mesa. The location of the conference is indicated on the conference notice. If you do not know the location for your conference contact Expedited Services at (602) 506-3762.

What is the date and time of the conference?

The date and time of the conference is indicated on the conference notice. If you can not locate your conference notice, you need to contact Expedited Services at (602) 506-3762.

I can not attend the conference at the date and/or time indicated on the paperwork. Can I get the conference rescheduled?

Immediately, put your request in writing to reschedule your conference. You may mail, fax, or hand deliver your request to Expedited Services. You must provided a copy of the request to the other party by mail, fax or hand delivery. The original should state how the copy was provided to the other party. We can not guarantee that the conference will be rescheduled.

Can I attend the conference by phone?

Immediately, put your request in writing to attend the conference by phone. You may mail, fax, or hand deliver your request to Expedited Services. You must provide a copy of the request to the other party by mail, fax or hand delivery. The original should state how the copy was provided to the other party. We can not guarantee that the conference will be conducted telephonically.

What is the authority to hold a conference?

Maricopa County Plan for Expedited Process, Administrative Order #99-055.

I want to have a hearing before a judge, not a conference. What do I need to do?

You may petition the Court to move the issue from a conference to a hearing. Ultimately, the Court makes the decision, to hold a hearing or for the conference to continue.

Expedited / Filing and forms

I want to file an objection to the Report, Recommendation, and Order. Where do I get the Objection Form?

The Objection to Interim Order form is in your orange colored Expedited Services’ Handbook. You may also obtain the form from Expedited Services, the DR Filing Counter or through the Self Service Center.

I filed for Expedited Services. How much time do I have, to serve the other party?

Your action will be dismissed after 120 days if you do not have the other party served.

I filed for Expedited Services and I cannot get the other party served. Service has been attempted at least 3 times. What can I do?

You may wish to seek legal advice from an attorney as to the next step of action to take when you are unable to serve the other party of if the other party is avoiding service.

How long after the conference do I have to wait before I receive a copy of the Report, Recommendation, and Order?

Generally, two to three weeks.

How long after receiving the Report, Recommendation, and Order do I have to file an objection?

An objection to a recommendation made by a conference officer shall be filed no later than 25 days from the date the order is filed by the Clerk of the Superior Court. There will be a stamp in the upper right hand corner indicating the date the order is filed.

The order says I have 25 days to file an objection from the date the order is filed by the Clerk of the Court. I received it in the mail yesterday and it is now 10 days since the order was filed. How long do I have to file the objection?

Fifteen days.

How do I get a copy of the Maricopa County Plan for Expedited Process?

You need to contact Expedited Services at (602) 506-3762.

Where do I get the forms to petition the Court to move the issue from a conference to a hearing?

We do not provide these forms. You may wish to seek legal advice from an attorney as to the appropriate documents to file.

Where to obtain forms and instructions

Forms may be obtained from the Self Service Center, or eForms-On-Demand

Where to take the forms

Once you have completed the appropriate form, it must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court at one of the following locations:

Clerk of the Superior Court
Central Court Building
201 W. Jefferson, 3rd floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Clerk of the Superior Court
Southeast Court Facility
222 E. Javelina
Mesa, AZ 85210

How much does it cost to file a Request for Expedited Enforcement?

A minimum of $61. If the party is the respondent in the action and this is their first appearance in the case they may also owe the appearance fee. If owed, the appearance fee for a dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or annulment is $146 and for a paternity action is $81.

Expedited / Case questions

Is my case still open with Expedited Services?

Contact Expedited Services at (602) 506-3762.

My case has been closed with Expedited Services. How do I reopen it?

Re-file a Request for Expedited Services.

I have a case with Expedited Services. I turned in a non-compliance report 3 weeks ago. Who can I talk to? What can I do?

You need to contact Expedited Services at (602) 506-3762.

Expedited / Access (Visitation)

How do I get supervised access (visitation)?

You may wish to seek legal advice from an attorney. If you have a Maricopa County access (visitation) order, you may petition the Court for a hearing and request supervised access (visitation). Ultimately, the Court makes the decision.

The judge referred my case to Expedited Services. When will I start getting my supervised access (visitation)?

Expedited Services will notify you in writing of the scheduled date and time of a conference. Supervised access (visitation) can be discussed during this conference. Ultimately, the Court makes the decision.

Expedited / Enforcement Criteria

Enforcement of support, custody, parent/child access(visitation) and/or medical insurance coverage or modification of support:

* The party requesting assistance must be a party to the action.
* There must be either a Maricopa County child support order, a spousal support order, a medical insurance coverage order, a custody order and/or a parent/child access (visitation) order, appropriate to the request.

Enforcement of child support, medical insurance coverage, spousal support, custody and/or parent/child access (visitation):

* Court ordered support past due is equal to one month of support and/or terms of the court ordered custody and/or parent/child access (visitation) are being violated.
* Medical insurance coverage has not been obtained.

Establishment of support order:

* The other party is the natural or adoptive parent of the child(ren) and has legal duty to provide support.

For all of the above requests:

* The filing party must have a valid address for service of the documents on the other party.

I had a conference to enforce my child support. He/she still is not paying. What do I need to do?

Submit a noncompliance report. This form is in your orange colored Expedited Services’ Handbook. You may also obtain the form from Expedited Services.

I had a conference to enforce my parent/child access (visitation). I still do not get to see my children. What do I need to do?

Submit a non-compliance report. This form is in your orange colored Expedited Services’ Handbook. You may also obtain the form from Expedited Services.

Other information

For office locations, click here.

For forms and instructions, click here.

For filing fees, click here.

If you need further assistance, you may call (602) 506-3762.

   
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