Law stated as of 06 Oct 2022 • Arizona, United States
A Q&A guide to responding to a complaint in a trial court of general jurisdiction in Arizona. This Q&A addresses the time to respond, extending the time to respond, pre-answer motions, answers, replies to the answer, counterclaims, crossclaims, third-party claims (also known as impleader), and defensive interpleader. Answers to questions can be compared across a number of jurisdictions (see Responding to a Complaint: State Q&A Tool).
Following the suspension or modification of nonessential judicial functions in 2020 due to COVID-19, Arizona state courts have resumed most operations, but local courts may impose special rules impacting some litigation (such as remote proceedings). Check the Arizona Judicial Branch COVID-19 Information and Updates for the latest developments in this jurisdiction.