For the specifics of what to put in your answer you will need to speak with an attorney licensed in Florida.
For the physical filing of papers you can send them by mail to the clerk. I would recommend including an extra copy of any pleadings and a postage-paid return envelope with a request that time-stamped copies be returned to you.
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I agree you need to speak to an attorney in Florida. Regardless of where you live you need to consult an attorney. You do not want to shoot yourself in the foot by not doing something right. Good luck.
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I agree that you will need to hire a Florida attorney. Also, it may benefit you not to file an Answer, but instead, file a Motion to Dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction if you have not or never lived in Florida. Best of luck!