In serving the other party divorce papers, in the state of Az. is their a time frame by law? for example, my x filed papers on 5/4/2001. I was served these papers on 5/24/2001. I did not sign for these papers. Now, the court doc's state I have 20 days to respond? if we go by the date of the filing, i was served on the 20th day. Isn't there a law that states you have to serve the other party within so many days of the filing? Help?