Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure

Rule 27. Service of the Petition

(a) Petition for Annulment, Dissolution of Marriage, or Legal Separation; Summons. In an action for annulment, dissolution, or legal separation, the petitioner must serve on the opposing party a copy of the petition, a summons, the preliminary injunction, and any notice, form and order required under Rule 25(d).

(b) Petition for Paternity or Maternity; Summons. In an action for paternity or maternity, the petitioner must serve on each party entitled to service a copy of the petition, a summons, and any preliminary injunction, notice, form and order required under Rule 25(d).

(c) Petition to Establish Legal Decision-Making or Parenting Time; Summons. In an action to establish legal decision-making or parenting time, the petitioner must serve on each party entitled to service a copy of the petition, a summons, and any preliminary injunction, notice, form and order required under Rule 25(d).

(d) Petitions in All Other Actions; Order to Appear. In all actions described in Rule 23(b)(2), the petitioner must serve on each party entitled to service a copy of the petition, an order to appear, and any notice, form, and order required under Rule 25(d). Petitioner must complete service not later than 20 days before the scheduled hearing, or not later than 10 days before the scheduled hearing if the only issue is child support, unless the court orders otherwise.

(e) Manner of Service. Service must be made under Rule 40(f)(1) or Rule 41.

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