§ 8-531 Definitions
§ 8-531.01 Prohibition
§ 8-532 Jurisdiction; dependency based termination
§ 8-533 Petition; who may file; grounds
§ 8-534 Contents of petition
§ 8-535 Notice of initial hearing; waiver; guardian ad litem
§ 8-536 Social study before disposition; contents
§ 8-537 Termination adjudication hearing
§ 8-538 Court order; form; contents
§ 8-539 Effect of court order
§ 8-540 Court costs
§ 8-541 Records; disclosure; exception
§ 8-542 Confidentiality of information; violation; classification
§ 8-543 Sibling information exchange program; definition
§ 8-544 Termination decrees of other states

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 8 > Chapter 4 > Article 5 - Termination of Parent-Child Relationship

  • Abandoned: means the failure of the parent to provide reasonable support and to maintain regular contact with the child, including providing normal supervision. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Abandonment: means the failure of a parent to provide reasonable support and to maintain regular contact with the child, including providing normal supervision. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Abuse: means the infliction or allowing of physical injury, impairment of bodily function or disfigurement or the infliction of or allowing another person to cause serious emotional damage as evidenced by severe anxiety, depression, withdrawal or untoward aggressive behavior and which emotional damage is diagnosed by a medical doctor or psychologist and is caused by the acts or omissions of an individual who has the care, custody and control of a child. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adult: means a person who is eighteen years of age or older. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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.
  • Agency: means an agency licensed by the division to place children for adoption. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Any highway purpose: includes any one or more of the following purposes:

    (a) Payment of highway obligations. See Arizona Laws 28-7501

  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Architect services: means those professional architect services that are within the scope of architectural practice as provided in title 32, chapter 1. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Board: means the transportation board. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Bond: means a bond secured solely by bridge construction revenues or a bond secured solely by highway improvement revenues as authorized and issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 28-7651
  • Bonds: means bonds of the board issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 28-7501
  • Bridge construction revenues: means monies received pursuant to section 42-5032, subsection A and deposited in the bridge construction interest fund or redemption fund under section 28-7656, subsection A. See Arizona Laws 28-7651
  • Broadband conduit: means a conduit, innerduct or microduct for fiber optic cables that support broadband and wireless facilities for broadband service. See Arizona Laws 28-7381
  • Budget: means the annual highway program prepared by the department. See Arizona Laws 28-6901
  • Business: means a lawful activity, except a farm operation, that is conducted primarily by or for any of the following:

    (a) The purchase, sale, lease and rental of personal and real property and the manufacture, processing or marketing of products, commodities or other personal property. See Arizona Laws 28-7141

  • Child: means a person less than eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Comparable replacement dwelling: means a dwelling that is all of the following:

    (a) Decent, safe and sanitary. See Arizona Laws 28-7141

  • Construction services: means either of the following for construction-manager-at-risk and job-order-contracting project delivery methods:

    (a) Construction, excluding services, through the construction-manager-at-risk or job-order-contracting project delivery methods. See Arizona Laws 28-7361

  • Construction-manager-at-risk: means a project delivery method in which:

    (a) There is a contract for construction services that is separate from the contract for design services, except that instead of a single contract for construction services, the department may elect separate contracts for preconstruction services during the design phase, for construction during the construction phase and for any other construction services. See Arizona Laws 28-7361

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract: means all types of department agreements, regardless of what they are called, for procurements pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Contractor: means any person who has a contract with the department. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Cost-based rate: means a lease rate that is only comprised of direct and actual associated indirect costs of obtaining and maintaining the associated right-of-way and broadband conduit and must be equitably allocated among users of the associated right-of-way, broadband conduit and innerduct or microduct. See Arizona Laws 28-7381
  • County highway: means a public road that is constructed and maintained by a county. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Custodian: means a person, other than a parent or legal guardian, who stands in loco parentis to the child or a person to whom legal custody of the child has been given by order of a court of competent jurisdiction. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Department: means the department of transportation acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Design services: means architect services, engineer services or landscape architect services. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Design-build: means the process of entering into and managing a contract between the department and another party in which the other party agrees to both design and build a highway, a structure, a facility or other items specified in the contract. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Design-builder: means any individual, partnership, joint venture, corporation or other legal entity that is appropriately licensed in this state and that furnishes the necessary design services, in addition to construction of the work, whether by itself or through subcontracts, including subcontracts for architectural and engineering services. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Director: means the director of the department of transportation. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Displacing agency: means the department in carrying out a program or project with federal or state financial assistance that causes a person to be a displaced person. See Arizona Laws 28-7141
  • Division: means the department. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Eligible highway project: means a highway project that is both:

    (a) On the federal aid system, national highway system or state route or state highway system. See Arizona Laws 28-7671

  • Emergency: means an immediate threat to public health, welfare or safety caused by flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, explosion, fire or other catastrophe such that compliance with normal bidding procedures for repair or reconstruction of transportation facilities would be impracticable or contrary to the public interest. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Engineer services: means those professional engineer services that are within the scope of engineering practice as provided in title 32, chapter 1. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • 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.
  • Excise taxes: means all unrestricted excise, transaction, franchise, privilege and business taxes, state shared sales and income taxes, fees for licenses and permits and state revenue sharing that are validly imposed by a political subdivision or contributed, allocated or paid to the political subdivision and not earmarked by the contributor or the political subdivision for a contrary or inconsistent purpose. See Arizona Laws 28-7681
  • Excise taxes: means all unrestricted excise, transaction, franchise, privilege and business taxes, state shared sales and income taxes, fees for licenses and permits and state revenue sharing that are levied and paid by a political subdivision or contributed, levied or paid to the political subdivision and not earmarked by the contributor or the political subdivision for a contrary or inconsistent purpose. See Arizona Laws 28-7691
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family: means two or more persons who are living together in the same dwelling unit and who are related to each other by blood, marriage, adoption or legal guardianship. See Arizona Laws 28-7141
  • Farm: means any lands primarily used for agriculture production. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Farm operation: means an activity conducted primarily for the production of one or more agricultural products or commodities, including timber for sale and home use, and customarily producing the products or commodities in sufficient quantity to be capable of contributing materially to the operator's support. See Arizona Laws 28-7141
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Finance services: means financing for a construction services project. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fund: means the highway expansion and extension loan program fund established by section 28-7674. See Arizona Laws 28-7671
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the city or town council or other authority of a city or town, the board of supervisors of a county or the transportation board. See Arizona Laws 28-7201
  • Grant agreement: means a written agreement between the director and the United States of America or any of its departments or agencies by which the director will receive a grant to construct a project or to reimburse the director for monies spent with respect to the project. See Arizona Laws 28-7611
  • Grant anticipation notes: means notes authorized by this article. See Arizona Laws 28-7611
  • Grant revenues: means any revenues the director will receive under a grant agreement, proceeds of grant anticipation notes and income and gain from the investment of these revenues and proceeds. See Arizona Laws 28-7611
  • Grantee: includes every person to whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Guardian ad litem: means a person appointed by the court to protect the interest of a minor or an incompetent in a particular case before the court. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • highway: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way if a part of the way is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Highway improvement revenues: means monies received pursuant to section 42-5032, subsection B and deposited in the highway improvement interest fund or redemption fund under section 28-7656, subsection B. See Arizona Laws 28-7651
  • Highway project: means a highway project that is on the federal aid system, national highway system or state route or state highway system and that is included in the department's state highway construction plan or the transportation improvement plan of a regional association of governments, except that a highway project does not include any local street improvements. See Arizona Laws 28-7681
  • Highway project advance agreement: means a written agreement entered into in accordance with section 28-7677 and either section 9-500. See Arizona Laws 28-7681
  • Highway project advance revenues: means any revenues a political subdivision receives under a highway project advance agreement, or as proceeds of highway project advancement notes, together with any earnings from the investment of the revenues. See Arizona Laws 28-7681
  • Highway project advancement notes: means notes authorized by this article. See Arizona Laws 28-7681
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Indian tribe: means any Indian tribe, band, group or community that is recognized by the United States secretary of the interior and that exercises governmental authority within the limits of any Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the United States government, notwithstanding the issuance of any patent and including rights-of-way running through the reservation. See Arizona Laws 28-7671
  • Individual: means a person who is not a member of a family. See Arizona Laws 28-7141
  • Initiation of negotiations: means the date the department first makes personal contact with the owner or the owner's personal representative of the property sought to be acquired if the price to be paid for the property is discussed. See Arizona Laws 28-7141
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Job-order-contracting: means a project delivery method in which:

    (a) The contract is for indefinite quantities of construction and, at the election of the department, may or may not include a guaranteed minimum amount of work. See Arizona Laws 28-7361

  • 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 court: means the juvenile division of the superior court. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Landscape architect services: means those professional landscape architect services that are within the scope of landscape architectural practice as provided in title 32, chapter 1. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • legal custody: means a status embodying all of the following rights and responsibilities:

    (a) The right to have physical possession of the child. See Arizona Laws 8-531

  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Loan repayment agreement: means one or more loan agreements, instruments or other agreements providing for repayment of a loan or other financial assistance and entered into by this state or its agencies, including the department, or a political subdivision or Indian tribe. See Arizona Laws 28-7671
  • Local authority: means any county, municipal or other local board or body exercising jurisdiction over highways under the constitution and laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Maintenance services: means routine maintenance, repair and replacement of existing facilities, structures, buildings or real property. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • neglected: means :

    (a) The inability or unwillingness of a parent, guardian or custodian of a child to provide that child with supervision, food, clothing, shelter or medical care if that inability or unwillingness causes unreasonable risk of harm to the child's health or welfare, except if the inability of a parent, guardian or custodian to provide services to meet the needs of a child with a disability or chronic illness is solely the result of the unavailability of reasonable services. See Arizona Laws 8-201

  • 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.
  • Operations services: means routine operation of existing facilities, structures, buildings or real property. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Operator: means a person who drives a motor vehicle on a highway, who is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle on a highway or who is exercising control over or steering a vehicle being towed by a motor vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Owner: means :

    (a) A person who holds the legal title of a vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-101

  • owners of record: includes a person, firm, partnership, association or corporation. See Arizona Laws 28-7201
  • Parent: means the natural or adoptive mother or father of a child. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Parent-child relationship: includes all rights, privileges, duties and obligations existing between parent and child, including inheritance rights. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Parties: includes the child, the petitioners and any parent of the child required to consent to the adoption pursuant to section 8-106. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • 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.
  • Pedestrian: means any person afoot. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Person: means any corporation, business, individual, union, committee, club, other organization or group of individuals. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means an individual, family, partnership, corporation or association. See Arizona Laws 28-7141
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Petition: means a written statement of the essential facts that allege delinquency, incorrigibility or dependency. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town or special taxing district authorized by law to construct or assist in the construction of an eligible highway project or a county, city, town or special taxing district established pursuant to section 48-5102 to construct or assist in the construction of a transportation project. See Arizona Laws 28-7671
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city or town. See Arizona Laws 28-7681
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town or special taxing district established pursuant to section 48-5102 to construct or assist in the construction of a transportation project. See Arizona Laws 28-7691
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Preconstruction services: means services and other activities during the design phase. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Pretrial conference: A meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury, to review evidence and witnesses, to set a timetable, and to discuss the settlement of the case.
  • 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
  • Protective supervision: means supervision that is ordered by the juvenile court of children who are found to be dependent or incorrigible. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Provider: means an entity that provides for the sale or resale of wholesale or retail broadband services in this state and that is recognized as an eligible telecommunications carrier by the Arizona corporation commission or that meets federal communications commission and industry carrier class service guidelines or is a political subdivision that has statutory authority to provide communications services. See Arizona Laws 28-7381
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Right-of-way: when used within the context of the regulation of the movement of traffic on a highway means the privilege of the immediate use of the highway. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Roadway: includes all or part of a platted or designated public street, highway, alley, lane, parkway, avenue, road, sidewalk or other public way, whether or not it has been used as such. See Arizona Laws 28-7201
  • Rural highway: means that portion of any highway in this state that is either of the following:

    (a) Outside of the municipal boundary of any city or town having a population of ten thousand persons or more. See Arizona Laws 28-7381

  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • SIB cooperative agreement: means a cooperative agreement or agreements entered into by the Arizona department of transportation with the United States department of transportation pursuant to this article and the federal SIB act. See Arizona Laws 28-7671
  • Specific single project: means a project that is constructed at a single location, at a common location or for a common purpose. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • State: means a state of the United States and the District of Columbia. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • State highway: means a state route or portion of a state route that is accepted and designated by the board as a state highway and that is maintained by the state. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • State route: means a right-of-way whether actually used as a highway or not that is designated by the board as a location for the construction of a state highway. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Subcontractor: means a person who contracts to perform work or render service to a contractor or to another subcontractor as a part of a contract with the department. See Arizona Laws 28-7361
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transportation project: means all or a portion of a project that is included in the state's transportation improvement program or a regional transportation plan, as defined in section 28-6351, including the project planning, environmental work, design, right-of-way acquisition or construction for the transportation project and associated rolling stock and operating systems but not including an eligible highway project. See Arizona Laws 28-7671
  • Transportation project: means all or a portion of a project that is included in the state's transportation improvement program or a regional transportation plan, as defined in section 28-6351, including the project planning, environmental work, design, right-of-way acquisition or construction for the transportation project and associated rolling stock and operating systems. See Arizona Laws 28-7691
  • Transportation project advance agreement: means a written agreement, entered into in accordance with section 28-7677 and section 9-500. See Arizona Laws 28-7691
  • Transportation project advance revenues: means any revenues a political subdivision receives under a transportation project advance agreement, or as proceeds of transportation project advancement notes, together with any earnings from the investment of the revenues. See Arizona Laws 28-7691
  • Transportation project advancement notes: means notes authorized by this article. See Arizona Laws 28-7691
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215