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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.

When do I have to file my response to this motion?

In civil cases, Rule 7.1 of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure states that the opposing party shall file an answer within 10 days after the motion was filed and served. Rule 6(e) of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure allows an additional 5 calendar days when the motion is served by mail. The judge may determine there are grounds for an accelerated ruling, in which case the time for filing may be shortened. The time periods may be different when specific times for motions are otherwise provided by statute, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, or order of the court.

Unless the court ordered otherwise, Arizona law requires all papers against a motion be filed and served on the opposing party by at least 10 calendar days before the hearing.
•    Rule 7.1 of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure
•    Rule 6(e) of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure