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Rule 39. Meaning of Service

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Family Law Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Family Law Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part IV. Service (Refs & Annos)
17B A.R.S. Rules Fam.Law Proc., Rule 39
Rule 39. Meaning of Service
(a) General Rule. When filing a document with the court, a party must provide every other party with an exact copy of the filed document. The method by which that document must be provided depends on the type of document filed, as follows:
(1) Service of a Summons and Petition. The petitioner must serve a summons and petition (or an order to appear and a petition) on the respondent as required by Rule 41.
(2) Service of Documents Filed in the Course of the Case. Documents filed with the court after service of the summons and petition must be provided by the filing party to the other party as stated in Rule 43.
(3) Service of Contempt Petitions. Contempt petitions must be personally served by a person authorized to serve process on the individual named in the contempt petition.
(b) Acceptance of Service. A party may accept service under subparts (a)(1) or (a)(3) as provided in Rule 40(f)(1).


Added Aug. 30, 2018, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
17B A. R. S. Rules Fam. Law Proc., Rule 39, AZ ST RFLP Rule 39
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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