Filers can also download forms for each of these case types at no cost by visiting the Self-Service Center on the Supreme Court page: http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Forms
Information on Eviction Actions can be found here: https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Landlord-Tenant-Disputes-Eviction-Actions/COVID-19-Processing-Eviction-Matters
A Civil action filed in a limited jurisdiction court is a claim against another party for damages of an amount up to $10,000.00. These lawsuits are designed to resolve civil disputes before a Justice of the Peace. Parties in a Civil lawsuit may be represented by attorneys and appeal their case to a higher court.
Civil lawsuits must be filed in the jurisdiction in which the damage occurred or in which the defendant lives or does business.
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A Small Claims lawsuit is a claim against another party for damages of an amount less than $3,500.00. These lawsuits are designed to resolve civil disputes in front of a small claims hearing officer or a Justice of the Peace. Parties in a Small Claims action may be represented by an attorney only if both parties agree to the use of attorneys. Filers of Small Claims actions do not have the right to appeal or the right to a jury trial.
The plaintiff must file a complaint in the justice court precinct (the “venue”) where the defendant resides or as permitted by ARS § 22-202.
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An action filed in Family Law case may be filed to seek a divorce or legal separation or to create a Parenting Plan.
A divorce is the legal termination of a marriage that results in a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage. A legal separation is the process of determining the legal rights and responsibilities of spouses without terminating the marriage and results in a Decree of Legal Separation. If filing for a divorce or legal separation, filers should be prepared to provide information about the following: child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support and the separation of community property and debt.
A Parenting Plan is a document that establishes when a child will be with each parent as well as how legal decisions regarding the child will be made.
Family Law actions must be filed in the Superior Court of the county in which one of the spouses resides provided that at least one of the spouses has lived in Arizona for at least 90 days. If the action involves a minor child, that child must have lived in Arizona for at least 6 months prior to filing.
Family Law forms are available for download at no cost on the Supreme Court Self-Service page at: http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Family-Law-Forms
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