If you were served with papers, you need to take action immediately! You only have 20 days to respond.
~ CEO, Founder
If you were served divorce papers in Arizona, you have only 20 calendar days to respond to the divorce papers. If you were served outside of Arizona, the rules are different. You will have a different time period for your response. If you live outside of Arizona, but were served with an Arizona divorce- you have only 30 days to respond to the divorce papers.
If you do not respond to divorce papers, the petitioner (your soon-to-be-ex) can file a Motion for Default Judgment. This means the judge will award the petitioner whatever he or she asks for, within reason and the confines of the law, of course.
If you were served with a divorce petition in Arizona, and you want to hire someone to help you, remember that “time is of the essence.” If you do not respond to divorce papers, you will lose your right to participate in the divorce. The court has no patience for procrastination! It is important you respond quickly!
You can respond to divorce papers yourself (divorce with children / divorce without children), or you can hire someone to help you.
If you were served divorce papers and need to respond, our fee for a response to divorce papers starts at $499.
In addition to our fee, Maricopa County charges a $274 filing fee.
If you live outside of Maricopa County, we can still provide you service, however – you will need to file your own documents with the court.