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Arizona EZ Court Forms

Do you need help filing a case? This program may be your answer. Learn more here.


How to Start a Civil Lawsuit

Do you have a dispute that you need settled in court? Here is how to get started.


Service of Process

What is service of process and why is it important? Find out here.


AZTurbocourt: The online court system

AZTurboCourt provides users with ways to access Arizona's courts, including the ability to initiate cases.

by: Arizona Supreme Court

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Guide for Self-Represented Appellants and Appellees

The "Appeals Guides for Self-Represented Parties" is a series of five separate guides created by the Arizona Supreme Court to assist parties who represent themselves in certain appeals. 

by: Arizona Supreme Court

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Tips for a Successful Client-Attorney Relationship

by: State Bar of Arizona

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Arizona Superior Court Locations by County

Find out where your county's superior court is located and how to contact by phone or online


Wage Garnishment for Payment of Child Support

Garnishment is a legal process by which one party may collect money from another party, after a money judgment has been entered. Learn more about how garnishment can be applied to child support.




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Question: Are verbal contracts a legal contract? Was buying a car from a friend, car title & registration left in friends name, insurance in my name, never late on a payment, friend sold car out from under me, I had put alot of money into the car. Is there anything I can do? The law officer that came when car was taken said I could file a civel law case, is this true?
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Question: How do I serve my wife with divorce papers.
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Question: which court do I need to go to and where can I get forms for a divorce in Maricopa county?
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