§ 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
  • Acquired entity: means an entity in which all of one or more classes or series of interests are acquired in an interest exchange. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Acquiring entity: means the entity that acquires all of one or more classes or series of interests of the acquired entity in an interest exchange. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. 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.
  • Agency: means an agency licensed by the division to place children for adoption. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriate filing authority: means :

    (a) With respect to corporations, business trusts and limited liability companies, the commission. See Arizona Laws 29-2102

  • 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
  • Approve: means , in the case of an entity, that its governors and interest holders take whatever steps are necessary under its organizational documents, governing statute and other law to do all of the following:

    (a) Propose a transaction subject to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 29-2102

  • Articles of organization: means the articles required by section 29-3201. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Business corporation: means a business corporation, a close corporation, a professional corporation, a business development corporation and a benefit corporation. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Child: means a person less than eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Commission: means the corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • commit: means to assign legal custody. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contribution: means property or a benefit described in section 29-3402 that is provided by a person to a limited liability company to become a member or in the person's capacity as a member. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Conversion: means a transaction authorized by article 4 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Converted entity: means the converting entity as it continues in existence after a conversion. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Converting entity: means the domestic entity that approves a plan of conversion pursuant to section 29-2403 or the foreign entity that approves a conversion pursuant to the law of its jurisdiction of organization. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • 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.
  • Corporation: means a business corporation or a nonprofit corporation. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • 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.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Designating foreign company: means , with respect to any foreign series, the foreign limited liability company that designated or otherwise established the foreign series in accordance with the law of its jurisdiction of formation. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Dividing entity: means the domestic entity that approves a plan of division pursuant to section 29-2603 or the foreign entity that approves a division pursuant to the law of its jurisdiction of organization. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Division: means the department. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • Division: means a transaction authorized by article 6 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Domestic entity: when used in this article in reference to a foreign jurisdiction, means an entity whose internal affairs are governed by the law of the foreign jurisdiction. See Arizona Laws 29-2501
  • Domestic entity: means an entity whose internal affairs are governed by the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Domesticated entity: means the domesticating entity as it continues in existence after a domestication. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Domesticating entity: means the domestic entity that approves a plan of domestication pursuant to section 29-2503 or the foreign entity that approves a domestication pursuant to the law of its jurisdiction of organization. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Domestication: means a transaction authorized by article 5 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Entity: means any of the following:

    (a) A corporation. See Arizona Laws 29-2102

  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filing entity: means an entity that is created by the filing of a public organizational document. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Foreign entity: means an entity other than a domestic entity. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Foreign limited liability company: means an unincorporated entity that is formed under the law of a jurisdiction other than this state and that would be a limited liability company if the unincorporated entity were formed under the law of this state and includes a foreign series for the purposes of this article. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Foreign series: means a series of a foreign limited liability company that has been established as such in accordance with the law of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Governance interest: means the right under the governing statute or organizational documents of an entity, other than as a governor, agent, assignee or proxy, to do any of the following:

    (a) Receive or demand access to information concerning, or the books and records of, the entity. See Arizona Laws 29-2102

  • Governing statute: means , collectively, the statute or statutes governing the internal affairs of an entity. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Governor: means a person by or under whose authority the powers of an entity are exercised and under whose direction the business and affairs of the entity are managed pursuant to the governing statute and organizational documents of the entity. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • 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.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest: means a governance interest or a transferable interest, including a share or membership in a corporation. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Interest exchange: means a transaction authorized by article 3 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Interest holder: means a direct holder of an interest. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Interest holder liability: means :

    (a) Personal liability for an obligation of an entity that is imposed on a person either:

    (i) Solely by reason of the status of the person as an interest holder. See Arizona Laws 29-2102

  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Jurisdiction: when used to refer to a political entity, means the United States, a state, a foreign country or a political subdivision of a foreign country. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • 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.
  • Jurisdiction of organization: means the jurisdiction whose law includes the governing statute of the entity. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • juvenile: means an individual who is under eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile court: means the juvenile division of the superior court. See Arizona Laws 8-531
  • 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

  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Majority in interest of the members: means , at any particular time, one or more members that hold in the aggregate a majority of the interests in the limited liability company's profits held at that time by all members, disregarding any profit interests held by persons that are not members. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Manager: means a person that under the operating agreement of a manager-managed limited liability company is responsible, alone or in concert with others, for performing the management functions stated in section 29-3407, subsection C. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Manager-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that qualifies under section 29-3407, subsection A. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Member: means a person that both:

    (a) Has become a member of a limited liability company under section 29-3401 or was a member in a company when the company became subject to this chapter under section 29-3110. See Arizona Laws 29-3102

  • Member-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is not a manager-managed limited liability company. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Merger: means a transaction authorized by article 2 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Merging entity: means an entity that is a party to a merger and that exists immediately before the merger becomes effective. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Minor: means a person under eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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 substantial 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

  • Nonprofit corporation: means a nonprofit corporation, a cooperative marketing association, an electric cooperative nonprofit membership corporation, a nonprofit electric generation and transmission cooperative corporation, a fraternal or benevolent society or a corporation sole. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Obligation: means a debt, loss or liability or any other obligation arising in any manner, regardless of whether it is secured, contingent or liquidated. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • 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.
  • Operating agreement: means the agreement, whether or not referred to as an operating agreement and whether oral, implied, in a record or in any combination thereof, of all the members of a limited liability company, including a sole member, concerning the matters described in section 29-3105, subsection A. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Organizational documents: means the public organizational document and private organizational documents of an entity. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Organize: means to incorporate, form, create or otherwise organize. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Organizer: means a person that acts under section 29-3201 to form a limited liability company. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • 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.
  • Person: means an individual, a corporation, an estate, a trust, a partnership, a limited liability company, a business or similar trust, an association, a joint venture, a public corporation, a government, a governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Person: means an individual, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, general cooperative association, limited cooperative association, unincorporated nonprofit association, statutory trust, business trust, common-law business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, public corporation or government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Plan: means a plan of merger, interest exchange, conversion, domestication or division. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • 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.
  • Principal address: means the mailing address of a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company, whether or not located in this state. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: means all property, whether real, personal or mixed or tangible or intangible, or any right or interest therein. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protected agreement: means any of the following:

    (a) A record evidencing indebtedness and any related agreement in effect on the effective date of this section. See Arizona Laws 29-2102

  • 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
  • Qualified foreign entity: means a foreign entity that is authorized to transact business in this state pursuant to a filing with the appropriate filing authority. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • 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 is retrievable in perceivable form. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • 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 a perceivable form. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Registered foreign series: means a foreign series that is registered to do business in this state pursuant to a statement of registration filed by the commission. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • 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.
  • Sign: means to do either of the following with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:

    (a) Execute or adopt a tangible symbol. See Arizona Laws 29-2102

  • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record, to either:

    (a) Execute or adopt a tangible symbol. See Arizona Laws 29-3102

  • 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 29-3102
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Statutory agent: means the agent of a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company that is authorized to receive service of any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on the company. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • Surviving entity: means the entity that continues in existence after, or that is organized as a result of, a merger. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Transfer: includes :

    (a) An assignment. See Arizona Laws 29-3102

  • Transferable interest: means the right under an entity's governing statute to receive distributions from the entity. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • Transferable interest: means the right, as initially owned by a person in the person's capacity as a member, to receive distributions from a limited liability company, whether or not the person remains a member or continues to own any part of the right, and applies to any fraction of the interest, by whomever owned. See Arizona Laws 29-3102
  • 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.
  • Type: means , with regard to an entity, the generic form of that entity, such as listed in paragraph 17 of this section. See Arizona Laws 29-2102
  • 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