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Obviously, once a judgment has been entered against you, things have reached an advanced stage of difficulty. Usually when there is an eviction order for non-payment of rent, the tenant must be formally notified in writing and given time to respond to the complaint. Then there will be a judicial hearing. However, if the tenant does not attend, then the landlord is able to move for 'default judgment' against you. Once this has happened, the only thing you can do is to appeal the decision, usually on the grounds that you were not given notice, or that you have been paying the rent or because there is some other factor about the proprety which means you should not have to pay rent (like it is uninhabitable). You need to file a calim in the court appealing the original judgment made against you. It would be very much in your interests to obtain the services of a lawyer who can help you with these representations, sometimes you can get a legal aid lawyer at this website: http://www.azlawhelp.org/. I have attached the details of property lawyer in your area.
Notes from Supreme Court of Arizona on this process:
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