Statement of Facts: Explain the relevant facts of your case in sequential order from the
beginning. In this section, you will write a summary of the facts relevant to your lawsuit.
Be sure to include all of the relevant facts so that the reader will understand what
happened, when (date), and how those incidents were a violation of a law or legal
obligation. Stating a conclusion, such as “The Defendant violated my rights,” is not
enough. You must explain what the Defendant did that violated your legal rights. It is
important for you to be familiar with the elements of each cause of action or legal claim
you are raising in your Complaint because you must include facts that satisfy those
If you refer to a document in your statement of facts, be sure to label the document as an
Exhibit (Exhibit 1, Exhibit 2, etc.) and attach that document at the end of your Complaint.
• Continue numbering Exhibits where you left off. Do NOT repeat the numbers.
Breach: Continue the numbered sentences or paragraph, and explain what the Defendant
did that caused you to file this case against the Defendant.
Applicable Law Supporting Claims: List your allegations. This is the section in which you
state laws or legal obligations violated by the Defendant. You must identify the source of
that law or legal obligation. For example, if the Defendant violated a statute, cite the
statute. If the Defendant violated a contract, explain how there was a violation of a
contract. If you have several claims, separate them under different sections, and
title them, “Claim I,” “Claim II,” “Claim III” and so on.
Use the Arizona Statutes at the Law Library Resource Center to find the laws you think
Injuries: In numbered sentence form, explain how you were damaged, including damages
to you, your property, business, trade, profession, or occupation.
Demand for Relief: The term “relief” refers to solutions or remedies that the Court is able
to order. In this section, you may write what you would like the Court to do about your
situation. List each request in a separately numbered sentence or paragraph. Explain in
the sentence what you would like the Court to do. If you ask for monetary relief, read
A.R.S. § 44-1201 about interest rates.
Date and Sign: At the bottom of the page, write the date you finish the form, and then
sign the form. If your attorney is filing the form for you, your attorney must sign the form.
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