When you’re served with a summons in a complaint in the state of Florida, basically the clock starts running at that point. You have 20 days to respond to it.

The first thing you should do is take note of what the date was that you were served, because 20 calendar days past that is the deadline for you to file your answer or response to it. At that point, if you do not file then it’s going to be considered a default and you could lose based off of the face of the complaint.

The most important thing to do at that point is to make a determination of when your deadline is to respond and then ultimately after that contact an attorney.

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