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Rule 24.1. Time for Filing and Serving a Response to a Petition

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Family Law ProcedureEffective: September 1, 2019

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Family Law Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Pleadings and Motions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 1, 2019
17B A.R.S. Rules Fam.Law Proc., Rule 24.1
Formerly cited as AZ ST RFLP Rule 32(A); ‚ÄČAZ ST RFLP Rule 42(K)
Rule 24.1. Time for Filing and Serving a Response to a Petition
(a) Generally. Unless another time is specifically required by another rule or statute, this rule provides the time for filing and serving a response to a petition.
(b) Service in Arizona. A respondent or responding third party who is served under Rule 41 with a summons and petition in Arizona must file and serve a response not later than 20 days after the date that service is complete.
(c) Service Outside Arizona. A respondent or responding third party who is served under Rule 41 with a summons and petition outside Arizona must file and serve a response not later than 30 days after the date that service is complete.
(d) Acceptance of Service. A respondent or responding third party who accepts service of the summons and petition under Rule 40(f)(1) has 20 days to respond, if the acceptance is signed in Arizona, and 30 days to respond, if the acceptance is signed outside Arizona. These periods begin on the date that the signed acceptance is filed with the court.
(e) Response After Court Rulings on Rule 29 Motions. If the court denies a motion to dismiss or a motion for judgment on the pleadings under Rule 29, a responsive pleading must be filed and served within 10 days after notice of the court's ruling, unless the court sets a different time. If the court grants a motion for a more definite statement under Rule 29, the responsive pleading must be filed and served within 10 days after the more definite statement is served, unless the court sets a different time.
(f) Default. A respondent or responding third party who does not file a timely response to a petition may be defaulted under Rule 44.

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Added Aug. 30, 2018, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
17B A. R. S. Rules Fam. Law Proc., Rule 24.1, AZ ST RFLP Rule 24.1
Current with amendments received through 08/15/2020.
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