Emergency Order



Rule 47 of the Arizona Rules of Family Procedure allows for either parent to file for temporary emergency order protections pending the outcome of the divorce or paternity proceeding. A divorce or paternity case can last for quite some time before both a complete resolution can be reached. In a Rule 47 hearing, you can request temporary child support and decision-making rights. However, most judges do not issues orders of temporary legal decision-making until more information is provided to the Court. You can raise issues that you do not want the child removed from the state of Arizona without prior approval of both parties or the Court. A Rule 47 hearing gives you an advantage of allowing certain remedies without waiting for the divorce or paternity case to finish. The Court will look to see if both parties have complied with temporary orders when it comes to making final decisions on these issues.