More Than One Final Order In Dependency Proceedings

In Yavapai County Juvenile Action No. J-8545, 140 Ariz. 10, 13 n.1, 680 P.2d 146, 149 n.1 (1984), the court overruled precedent that there can be only one final order in dependency proceedings and held that each periodic review of a dependency determination is a separate, final order. Id. at 14, 680 P.2d at 150. The court concluded: "An order that disposes of an issue such that it conclusively defines the rights and/or duties of a party in a dependency proceeding in the juvenile court of this state . . . is a final order subject to appeal by an aggrieved party." Id. at 15, 680 P.2d at 151.