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Proposed Amendment to Family Law Rules Concerning Simplified Dissolution of Marriage

The Family Law Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendment anticipated to be included in a report to the court concerning simplified dissolution of marriage. Interested persons have until January 31, 2021, to submit any comments, electronically, to Cory Brandfon, chair of the Family Law Rules Committee, and Bar staff liaison Mikalla Davis.

Proposal Summary

 

Rule 12.105 (Simplified Dissolution Procedure)

19-1-1 In subdivision (b), in the third sentence deletes “in every case” and adds “unless the court excuses one or both parties’ appearance” to allow the court to excuse one or both parties appearance at the hearing.

Also, in subdivision (b), a new sentence is added to allow parties to appear by audio or audio-video communication technology.

Last in subdivision (b), in the fifth sentence subdivision deletes “and personal appearance of the parties.”

Full Text of Proposal

Dissolution of Marriage Family Rule Amendments