If you hired a lawyer
to do do this, I estimate a reasonable fee would be somewhere between the range of $750 and $1,500, plus a $206 filing fee (and, possibly, a fee for service of legal papers on adverse party). (At least that is what it would be for this type of proceeding here in Oregon. But I don't think Arizona would be much different.) If you do it yourself.....
Affer you complete the initial paperwork, take it to the Self-Help Center at the county courthouse in your country (Maricopa, I belief).
Central Court Building
201 West Jefferson, 1st floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
The court is open from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. You should go to the court at least two hours before it closes.
There is a filing fee of $206.00
plus service fees for all Petitions. If you feel you
are entitled to a fee deferral (postponement or payment plan), you may request a
deferral of the filing fees (and the Sheriff’s service fees if you intend to use the
Sheriff’s Office for service) at the time you file your papers with the Clerk of the
Court. The Self-Service Center and the Filing Counter have the deferral forms.
Hand all three (3) sets of your court papers to the Clerk along with along with the
filing fee of $206.00. Cash, VISA/MasterCard debit or credit cards, money order, or
personal in-state check made payable to the “Clerk of Superior Court” are
acceptable forms of payment.
All of this is found in the instruction at: http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/sscDocs/packets/drcv1.pdf
OK. That should do it. I wish you well.