Dependency Court

A dependency is an assertion by the state or a third party that a parent is unfit or unable to care for their child or children.

Dependency Court cases involve the protection of children that have been or are at risk of being abused, neglected, or abandoned.
  1. Dependency Acronyms (PDF)

    View a list of acronyms frequently used in Dependency Court to learn more about the court processes.

  2. Dependency Court Process

    Find out more about the specifics of the Dependency Court process in Arizona.

  3. Dependency Court Process Flow Chart (PDF)

    Have a look at a useful flow chart indicating the process of the Dependency Court in Arizona.

  4. Dependency Hearing Descriptions

    Review a collected description of the various hearings and conferences involved in the Dependency Court process.

  5. Dependency Pamphlet (PDF)

    Learn more about Dependency with this convenient pamphlet containing an overview of just what it entails, your rights, and the process involved.

  6. Rights Regarding Appeals

    Discern the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding appeals of Dependency Court decisions, and the rights of parents to appeal.