My spouse just asked for a divorce. What do I do first in Florida?
If you have been served with divorce papers, the first thing you need to do is file your answer within the 20-day period. Not filing your answer will enable your spouse to file a default, which is something you don’t want to have happen.
Now, after you file your answer, you have to gather all your financial information to have it ready to give to an attorney of your choice for them to look at and give you some feedback on what you’re looking at in terms of a settlement agreement, if you and your spouse are looking to settle.