Legal Question in Family Law in Florida

My ex filed his answer to my supplemental petition more than 20 days after he was served. I already noticed the court for a final hearing. Is he barred from answering? What will the court do?

Asked on 7/18/13, 9:35 pm

5 Answers from Attorneys

David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

The court will ignore this error and decide the matter on the merits.

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Answered on 7/19/13, 1:44 am
John Smitten Carey and Leisure

The court will decide the case at the hearing,

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Answered on 7/19/13, 2:58 am
Robert McCall Law Office of Robert McCall

Most Judges allow a liberal grace period for an answer. I would speculate the case will proceed with no sanction against the other party.

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Answered on 7/19/13, 5:52 am
Gregory Buckley Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law

If you had not asked the court to enter a default against him, it is most likely that he will be allowed to present his side of the case at the final hearing.

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Answered on 7/19/13, 6:05 am
Carolyn Jones Law Office of Carolyn R. Jones

From the facts you presented it seems like you didn't file a Motion for Default so he will be allowed to present his side of the case at the final hearing.

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Answered on 7/19/13, 6:51 am


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