Legal Memorandum: Qualifying a witness to give expert testimony

Issue: Under Arizona Evidence Rule 702, what is the standard for qualifying a witness to give expert testimony?

Area of Law: Uncategorized
Keywords: ; Expert Testimony; Witness; Qualify
Jurisdiction: Arizona
Cited Cases: 212 P.3d 91; 219 Ariz. 163; 221 Ariz. 399; 195 P.3d 200
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 11/01/2015

In New Mexico, jurisdiction for the child support is governed by statute. 

A.        In any proceeding for the dissolution of marriage, division of property, disposition of children or spousal support, the court may make and enforce by attachment or otherwise an order to restrain the use or disposition of the property of either party or for the control of the children or to provide for the support of either party during the pendency of the proceeding, as in its discretion may seem just and proper. The court may make an order, relative to the expenses of the proceeding, as will ensure either party an efficient preparation and presentation of his case.   

B.        On final hearing, the court:   

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(3)        may set apart out of the property or income of the respective parties such portion for the maintenance and education of:

(a)        their unemancipated minor children as may seem just and proper; or   

(b)        their children until the children’s graduation from high school if the children are emancipated only by age, are under nineteen and are attending high school; and   

(4)        may make such an order for the guardianship, care, custody, maintenance and education of the minor children, or with reference to the control of the property of the respective parties to the proceeding, or with reference to the control of the property decreed or fund created by the court for the […]

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