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Under the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, you may file a notice of dismissal without prejudice (so long as you have not already do so in the case before). The case will be dismissed. The defendant cannot object. And you can refile at a later time within the original statute of limitations.
You may also request a continuance.
If you have not received a continuance before in this case, a continuance of a reasonable period would likely be granted under the circumstances you describe. The defendant can object, but a court would likely grant it for a couple months.
However, it is unlikely that a court would grant a six month continuance. Instead, the court would likely advise you to dismiss and refile as discussed first, above.
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