LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Jonathan Mark Benjamin

What happens if you fail to respond within 20 days to a Foreclosure Complaint?

If the Bank (Plaintiff) files a foreclosure complaint against you, they must serve you with a summons and a complaint. If this happens to you, you will have 20 days to answer the Plaintiff’s complaint under Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.140. If not, you will be defaulted in the legal suit.

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