Separated, and wife has filed for divorce from Florida. We have never lived in Florida during our marriage and we were married in Nashville. Basically she left for an old boyfriend and moved down there almost 3 yrs ago. I plan on answering the initial summons myself - I agree with everything in the summons except for one thing; alimony. She has been gone and working for 3 years, owns her own home, and has a BA degree. We have a 15 yr old son, who lives with me, and she has never paid child support. She is attempting alimony so that it will 'even out' with an child support she is going to have to pay. Any advice for this first step is appreciated, thank you.So, what 'could' happen if I simply don't reply at all? Her attorney would file for default, but would that mean she would automatically be awarded the alimony? If she were, would Florida have the jurisdiction to pursue it? I would of course be granted a child support order, and would enforce it if she were not to pay it. I can do that through CS services here in Atlanta. I appreciate any and all help and advice given from you all. Thank you.
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