AZ Family and Juvenile Courts Open Saturdays and Evenings

First there was “have it your way…”.

Now, at least in Arizona, there’s “do it when it’s convenient for you…”. Appearing in family court, that is.

As of 2007, some Phoenix area family courts will be open evenings and weekends, conducting all regular court business, including hearings and trials. Some area juvenile courts will also be open.

The extra hours of operation were reportedly added in response to “customer” requests.

This is probably an idea whose time has come. There are many modest income, unrepresented parties with simple, amicable, uncontested divorces who can’t exit their marriage without going through the courts but still can’t afford to miss work or delegate child or parent care responsibilities.

Read more in this Arizona Capitol Times article: Juvenile, Family courts to hold night, Saturday sessions.