Draft your own Petition: When you wish to submit a pleading or motion (a request) and the Clerk of the Court does not have the form, you may utilize the Blank Title Page to write your motion. Page 1: List rules that must be followed when writing your own pleadings Page 2: Is an example of the format your pleading need to adhere to. Page 3: Blank Title Page to begin your pleading. Pinal County Local Rule 2.1 (b) requires all documents filed in this court must adhere to Rule 10(d), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedures: All pleadings must be written on 8 ½" X 11"white, opaque, unglazed paper. The top margin of the first page not less than 2 inches; a margin at the top of each subsequent page of not less than 1 ½ inches; a lefthand margin of not less than 1 inch; a right-hand margin of not less than ½ inch; and a margin at the bottom of the page of not less than ½ inch. All pleadings and other papers filed, other than printed forms, shall be clearly handwritten in black ink only or typewritten on one side of the page only. The body of all documents shall be double-spaced and shall not exceed 28 lines per page, except for headings, quotations and footnotes, which may be singlespaced. Please reference Rule 10(d), Rules of Civil Procedures for complete definition of this rule. Making sure the other party receives notice: When submitting original pleadings to the court it is the responsibility of the party filing the documents to mail, unless otherwise indicated, upon the other party in the case copies of such pleadings. Submitting Pleadings to the Court All ORIGINAL motions should be mailed to the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court at the following address KRISTI YOUTSEY RUIZ, Clerk of the Superior Court PO Box 2733, Florence AZ 85232
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Name, Address & Phone No of Person Filing: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________
ARIZONA SUPERIOR COURT PINAL COUNTY
) Petitioner / Plaintiff Name(s) ) ) ) ) ) _______________________ ) Respondent / Defendant Names(s) ) ________________________________) _______________________
Case No. Your existing case Number___
(Leave blank if you have no existing case)
Honorable ____________________ Division_______________________ Title of Document or Pleading
(Title should be your main purpose for filing) Example: Motion to Continue (what) Request to Change (what) Notice of (notifying the court of what)
Explain what you need and why.
DOCUMENTS MUST BE: WRITTEN ON 8 ½" X 11" WRITE OR LIGHT PAPER WITH NO LINES TYPED OR WRITTEN IN BLACK INK (WRITING NEEDS TO BE LEGIBLE) NO DOUBLE SIDED DOCUMENTS
On last page of pleading you must list all parties involved in case and mail copy: Copy mailed / distributed on (date) to:
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Name, Address & Phone No of Person Filing:
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA
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Case No. Honorable Division
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