Ariz. R. Civ. P. 4.2
Amended effective January 1, 2017; amended August 31, 2017, effective January 1, 2018.
Court Comment 1994 Amendment to Rule 4.2(f) In adopting the amendment deleting the out-of-state publication requirement, the Court is aware that in a small category of cases out-of-state publication might yield the best practicable notice under the circumstances. However, the Court acted out of concern for the unnecessary expense in the vast majority of cases in which out-of-state publication is ineffective as a means of providing notice. Counsel should always consider whether, in a given case, out-of-state publication may nevertheless be indicated. State Bar Committee Note 1992 Promulgation of Rules 4.2(f) and 4.2(i) [Formerly Rules 4.2(e) and 4.2(g) ] [Rule 4.2(f), formerly Rule 4.2(e) ] is based on former Rule 4(e)(3) and is similar to [Rule 4.1(l), formerly Rule 4.1(e) ], but applies where the present location of the person to be served cannot be ascertained but the last known residence address of that person was outside the state, or a person outside the state is attempting to avoid service. In that instance, publication must occur not only in the county where the action is pending but also in the county of the person's last known residence address. A copy of the summons and pleading being served must also be mailed to the last known address. Once again, service by publication must still satisfy the constitutional standard as being the best means practicable under the circumstances for providing notice. See Committee Note to  Rule 4.1 [l]. In addition, the publication must contain a statement as to the manner in which a copy of the pleading being served may be obtained. [Rule 4.2(i), formerly Rule 4.2(g) ], dealing with service of process in a foreign country, is adapted from a preliminary draft of proposed amendments to provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on the same subject. The principal purpose of these amendments is to call attention to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents, which entered into force for the United States on February 10, 1969. The procedures for foreign service specified in the Convention must be employed where they are available and where service requires the transmittal of documents for service abroad. See Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft v. Schlunk, 486 U.S. 694, 100 L. Ed. 2d 722 (1988).