The first thing someone should do if they’re served with a summons and complaint in Florida is to call an attorney. There are certain legal rights that you may lose if you do not answer the summons and complaint or you do not correctly answer the summons and complaint. Typically there is 20 days that is given to the person served. During that 20 day period, he or she should consult with an attorney, should hire an attorney to answer the complaint for him or her. The sooner the person goes to the attorney the better because it may take time to create that answer. So the very first thing someone should do is to consult with an attorney.