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What document would I file that would give me time to consult

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What document would I file that would give me time to consult with a lawyer. I am being sued for finds that accrued while my rental was being occupied. I was given 30 days to file a ANSWER OR PROPER RESPONSE IN WRITING WITH THE COUNTY COURT and I haven't had much success in trying to find a lawyer. My rental is located in Phoenix Az. and I live in Newark, Ca. I'm being sued for about 8,000 in finds and lawyer fees.
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Good evening. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. In a situation where a defendant is served and needs more time to file an answer, they can always file a motion for an extension of time with the court. In the body of the motion, they will need to explain why they are unable to respond within the 30 days and show good cause, as to why the extension should be granted. Moreover, they should advise the court as to how much time they think they need. In addition, prior to even filing the motion, they could contact the plaintiff and see if they would agree to the extension of time and an agreed order can be filed with the court. If a motion is filed, the original needs to be filed with the clerk of court and copies sent to all parties and the Judge.

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