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HB 2650 - Authorizing Extension of Divorce Waiting Period - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Doris Goodale voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (27-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Extension of Divorce Waiting Period

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a party in a divorce case to request an extension of the period in which neither spouse shall file any action for annulment and dissolution of marriage or legal separation for up to 120 days.

Highlights:
  • Requires the court to grant the extension of such period, unless the other party has established "good cause" for proceeding without delay (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the extension of such period to include a plan for reconciliation or a counseling schedule (Sec. 2).
  • Expands the minimum standards for the divorce educational programs established by the Supreme Court to include instruction related to the following beginning January 1, 2012 (Sec. 1):
    • The emotional, psychological, financial, physical and other short-term effects of divorce on adults and children;
    • Alternatives to divorce;
    • Resources to improve or strengthen marriage;
    • The legal process of divorce and options available for meditation; and
    • Resources available after divorce.
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (23-33) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizing Extension of Divorce Waiting Period

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