[Firm Phone Number]
[Attorney Name and Bar Number]
Attorney for Plaintiff(s)
Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County
WARNING: This is an official document from the court that affects your rights. Read this carefully. If you do not understand it, contact a lawyer for help.
THE STATE OF [State Name] TO: [Defendant Name]
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend, within the time applicable, in this action in this court. If served within Arizona, you must appear and defend within twenty (20) days after the service of the Summons and Complaint upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If served out of the State of Arizona — whether by direct service, by registered or certified mail, or by publication — you shall appear and defend within thirty (30) days after the service of the Summons and Complaint upon you is complete, exclusive of the day of service.
Where process is served upon the Arizona Director of Insurance as an insurer’s attorney to receive service of legal process against it in this state, the insurer shall not be required to appear, answer or plead until expiration of forty (40) days after the date of such service upon the Director. Service by registered or certified mail without the State of Arizona is complete thirty (30) days after the date of receipt by the party being served. Service by publication is complete thirty (30) days after the date of first publication. Direct service is complete when made. Service upon the Arizona Motor Vehicle Superintendent is complete thirty (30) days after filing the Affidavit of Compliance and return receipt or Officer’s Return. A.R.C.P. 4; A.R.S. §§ 20-222, 28-502, 28-503.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that in case of your failure to appear and defend within the time applicable, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
YOU ARE CAUTIONED that in order to appear and defend, you must file an Answer or proper response in writing with the Clerk of this Court, accompanied by the necessary filing fee, within the time required, and you are required to serve a copy of any Answer or response upon the Plaintiffs’ attorney. A.R.C.P. 10(D); A.R.S. § 12-311; A.R.C.P. 5.
Requests for reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities must be made to the division assigned to the case by the party needing accommodation or his/her counsel at least three (3) judicial days in advance of a scheduled proceeding. Requests for an interpreter for persons with limited English proficiency must be made to the division assigned to the case by the party needing the interpreter and/or translator or his/her counsel at least ten (10) judicial days in advance of a scheduled court proceeding.
The name and address of Plaintiff’s attorney is:
SIGNED AND SEALED this date:
CLERK OF THE COURT