What to do when Husband doesn't respond to 20 day summons in Florida

Asked about 3 years ago - Rockledge, FL

What to do when Husband doesn't respond to 20 day summons in Florida

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  1. Sandi Debra Milmed

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . I agree with Ms. Sosa; however, if there are minor children of the marriage, a court cannot determine issues of time-sharing/parental responsibility based on a default. You will have to set a final hearing on those issues, and serve the Husband accordingly. I suggest you serve him in the same manner in which you served him with the Petition for Dissolution.

  2. Melissa Dawn Sosa

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . File a Motion for Default and secure a Clerk's Default.

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  3. Glenn Jay Holzberg

    Pro

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . A Default can be entered by the clerk which they can help you with. This will entitle you to a divorce (after a hearing) but will not resolve property issues or child custody shared parental and support issues. Giving notice by service (process server, sheriff, at least certified mail- something to prove husband had notice and an opportunity to appear) will be required for the court to enter further orders affecting his rights. You should write a request to the court asking for what you want,copy your husband with what you provide the court and ask the court to set a final hearing on those issues and to obtain a divorce. the court clerk or Judges assistant will help.

  4. Theodore James Rechel

    Pro

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . File for a clerk's default and when the clerk enters the default, set a final hearing.

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