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Instructions
for Defendant Guidesheet
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Instructions for Defendant Guidesheet

  1. The form is designed for use in protection order and injunction against harrassment cases in Pima County Superior Court. A case is a protection order case when the case number begins with the letters DV. A case is an injunction case whent the case number begins with the letter C. The form tells the Defendant about basic information, rights and duties.

  2. The form is not served on the Defendant. The best practice is to provide a Guidesheet to the Defendant with the inital documents. See 17B A.R.S. Rules Protect.Ord. Proc., Rule 1(N)(6).

  3. You can print the form or prepare it on your computer. The form works best when prepared on your computer. If you choose to print a blank form and write answers, be sure to type or use an ink pen.

  4. Fill in all spaces. If a space does not apply, write “N/A” in the space for the answer.

  5. Check only the boxes for the document(s) you received.

  6. Do not be concerned about the on screen instructions. When you print the form from your computer, the on-screen instructions will not print.

  7. You may be required to bring the completed form to a specific court hearing or to file it in advance with the Clerk of the Court. If in doubt, file the form in advance and bring extra copies to Court. To file the form with the Clerk mail the completed form to:

Clerk of Superior Court
Attn: Civil Filing Clerk
110 W. Congress
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Be sure when you bring the original to court you have at least two full copies with you. If you file a copy with the Clerk, you must also mail a copy to the other party’s attorney. If the other party does not have an attorney, mail the copy to the other party.

 

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NOTICE: If your circumstance is more complex or you are uncertain that the forms meet your needs, seek legal advice. For assistance in finding an attorney, visit the Pima County Law Library’s Legal Resource page

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