Get a certified or authenticated copy of the judgement from the court in which it was entered. Certified copies have the court's seal of approval and can usually be obtained from the court clerk for a small fee.
Affidavit substantiating foreign judgment
This document is filed with the court and is signed under oath by the party registering the out-of-state order. It contains the name and last known address for both parties.
Notice of filing foreign judgment
This document gives notice to the other party or parent that an out-of-state judgment has been filed in Arizona. The other party then has a chance to respond or object to the filing.
Pay the filing fee
A substantial filing fee is required when registering a foreign judgment in Arizona. Check the court clerk's website for the current filing fee amount and acceptable forms of payments (many courts don't take debit or credit).
File everything with the clerk
Provide the original plus 2 copies of the documents being filed with the court. The court clerk will take the original and return two "conformed" copies, which have been stamped by the clerk. Make sure you fill out and bring a cover sheet listing your confidential information (only need one copy).
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