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FAQ - Civil Cases in Superior Court

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What do I do when I do not know where the other person is?

When a person cannot be located or is avoiding service, service by publication may be used. To serve a person by publication the summons along with a statement of how to get a copy of the pleading must be published in a newspaper for four successive weeks. Counties may have specific rules about which newspapers meet the requirements for service, to find out more information ask your local law librarian.
The Service Members Civil Relief Act is a federal statute that explains the requirements for serving an individual who is in the military.
•    Rule 4.1 of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure
•    Rule 4.2 of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure
•    Service Members Civil Relief Act website
•    Maricopa County service by publication form