How do I get divorce by default in Florida?
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A default will be issued if the other party did not respond within the 20-day period after being served. If the party was never served with the divorce or proceeding, then we would file an application for diligent search and have the court and put it in the publication via newspaper for four consecutive weeks. If the party still does not respond within that time period, then we petition the clerk to have a default issued. Once a default is issued, then we set the case for trial in front of the judge to have the judge issue the final judgment.