Thank you; The only authority I could find for setting aside a decree is below (Rule 80) and it generally must be done within 6 months of the decree, if the basis for the relief is fraud. However, if the court determines that a reasonable person could not have discovered the fraud until a time past the stated period, it is possible that they will allow it, based on equity. C. Mistake; Inadvertence; Surprise; Excusable Neglect; Newly Discovered Evidence; Fraud, etc.1. On motion and upon such terms as are just the court may relieve a party or a party's legal representative from a final judgment, order or proceeding for the following reasons:a. mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect;b. newly discovered evidence, which by due diligence could not have been discovered in time to move for a new trial under Rule 83(D);c. fraud, misrepresentation, or other misconduct of an adverse party;d. the judgment is void;e. the judgment has been satisfied, released, or discharged, or a prior judgment on which it is based has been reversed or otherwise vacated, or it is no longer equitable that the judgment should have prospective application; orf. any other reason justifying relief from the operation of the judgment.2. The motion shall be filed within a reasonable time, and for reasons 1(a), 1(b) and 1(c) not more than six (6) months after the judgment or order was entered or proceeding was taken.3. A motion under this subdivision does not affect the finality of a judgment or suspend its operation. This rule does not limit the power of a court to entertain an independent action to relieve a party from a judgment, order, or proceeding, or to grant relief to a respondent
served by publication as provided by Rule 83(G), or to set aside a judgment for fraud upon the court. The procedure for obtaining any relief from a judgment shall be by motion as prescribed in these rules or by an independent action. Both the statute and case law allows for a motion to be brought past the 6 month period if the fraud was committed upon the court (ie if a party made misrepresentations to the court): Springfield Credit Union v. Johnson, 123 Ariz. 319, 322, 599 P.2d 772, 775 (1979) So one would wish to have an attorney review the file and the decree (and any available minutes) to determine if misrepresentations were made to the court which would allow for relief. Further questions? Please post here to continue the chat. Satisfied? Kindly rate positively so I receive credit for assisting you.(no additional charges are incurred). Information provided is for educational purposes only. Consultation with a personal attorney is always recommended so your particular facts may be considered. Thank you and take care.