Skip to main content

What is the first thing that I should do if I am served with a summons and complaint in Florida?

What is the first thing that I should do if I am served with a summons and complaint in Florida? | Bill Beck Law | Marital & Family Law | http://www.billbecklaw.com/ | (727) 888-2217 | 2945 Palm Harbor Blvd., Suite B, Palm Harbor, Florida 34683

If you've been served with a summons or a complaint in Florida, the first thing you should do is read the document closely and find out what's required of you. A lot of times there's a time limit to responding that needs to be adhered to. The best thing you can do is contact an attorney and have your case evaluated by that attorney. The worst thing you could possibly do is ignore it and do nothing. That will only negatively impact your situation.

Additional resources provided by the author

Rate this guide


Avvo divorce email series

Sign up to receive a 10-part series of useful information and legal advice about the divorce process.

Recommended articles about Divorce

Can’t find what you’re looking for?


Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer