§ 8-261 Definitions
§ 8-262 Establishing voluntary programs
§ 8-263 Order for counseling; administration; enforcement
§ 8-264 Participation by county; certification
§ 8-265 County’s share of matching funds; appropriation by legislature

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 8 > Chapter 2 > Article 5

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Child support order: means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state or foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Convention: means the convention on the international recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance, concluded at the Hague on November 23, 2007. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Court: means the juvenile division of the superior court. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Duty of support: means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Family counseling programs: means those public and private programs established pursuant to rules and guidelines promulgated and administered by the presiding judge of the juvenile division of the superior court in each participating county and approved by the supreme court for the purpose of strengthening family relationships and prevention of juvenile delinquency. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Foreign country: means a country, including a political subdivision of a country, other than the United States, that authorizes the issuance of support orders and to which any of the following applies:

    (a) It has been declared under the law of the United States to be a foreign reciprocating country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202

  • Foreign support order: means a support order of a foreign tribunal. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Foreign tribunal: means a court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity of a foreign country that is authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Home state: means the state or foreign country in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as parent for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the time of filing a petition or a comparable pleading for support and, if a child is less than six months old, the state or foreign country in which the child lived from birth with any of them. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Income withholding order: means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer, payor or other debtor to withhold support from the income of the obligor. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Initiating tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country from which a petition or comparable pleading is forwarded or in which a petition or comparable pleading is filed for forwarding to another state or foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Issuing tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • juvenile: means an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile population: means the number of persons under the age of eighteen years in each county, as determined at least annually by the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Matching funds: means state monies distributed by the supreme court to a participating county on a four-to-one ratio provided by the state and participating county respectively. See Arizona Laws 8-261
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Obligee: means any of the following:

    (a) An individual to whom a duty of support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child has been issued. See Arizona Laws 25-1202

  • Obligor: means an individual or the estate of a decedent that meets any of the following conditions:

    (a) Owes or is alleged to owe a duty of support. See Arizona Laws 25-1202

  • Outside this state: means a location in another state or a country other than the United States, whether or not the country is a foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Petition: includes a complaint. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Prevention: means the creation of conditions, opportunities and experiences that encourage and develop healthy, self-sufficient children and that occur before the onset of problems. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and that is retrievable in perceivable form. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Register: means to file in a tribunal in this state a support order or judgment that determines parentage of a child and that is issued in another state or a foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Registering tribunal: means a tribunal in which a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child is registered. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Responding state: means a state in which a petition or comparable pleading for support or determination of parentage is filed or to which a petition or comparable pleading is forwarded for filing from another state or a foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Responding tribunal: means the authorized tribunal in a responding state or a foreign country. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Spousal support order: means a support order for a spouse or former spouse of the obligor. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Support enforcement agency: means a public official, governmental entity or private agency authorized to do any of the following:

    (a) Seek the enforcement of support orders or laws relating to the duty of support. See Arizona Laws 25-1202

  • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision or directive, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse or a former spouse, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • Testify: includes every manner of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. See Arizona Laws 25-1202
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215