In my Florida divorce case, how do I reply to the petition?
The way to reply to a petition in Florida is first of all, after you have been served personally, what you do is you file an answer. In your answer, which has to be filed within 20 days, you have to answer every single allegation in that petition. Another thing you have to keep in mind is maybe a counter petition. What you don’t ask for, you don’t get. If you don’t ask the judge to give you something or grant you something, you are waiving your right to that specific request that you want in your proceeding.