Can a person give another permission over the phone to act on their behalf in a courtroom in a dissolution of marriage hearing?

Question:

Can a person give another permission over the phone to act on their behalf in a courtroom in a dissolution of marriage hearing?

Can a judge allow a mother to act on her sons behalf if the son gives his mother permission over the phone in a court of law?

 Answer:

In a word, no.

Unless of course, mother is a licensed attorney admitted to practice law in the state of Arizona.

If this is a case where the party is unable to attend the hearing due to being overseas, unable to travel, serving in the military, etc., it may be possible to appear by telephone.

Good luck!

Patrick Sampair
The Sampair Group, PLLC

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