Avondale, AZ asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona

Q: I received a civil lawsuit complaint &waiver of service summons form & not sure if I should sign it. I need assistance.

I am not sure if I should sign the waiver because I haven't had time or money to get legal advice. I already filed an answer denying the complaint saying I went to court for this incident.

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Sean Woods
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Sean Woods
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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: While all cases are different, the waiver is a standard procedure in Arizona if the parties are in communication. It provides an additional time period beyond the normal Answer deadline for a party to file an answer.

Waiving service saves costs and gives the person answering 60 to respond to the complaint instead of 20.

As you have filed an answer, service is likely not an issue in your case.

Source: Ariz. R. Civ. P. 4.1(c)

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