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Do I have to attain a Florida attorney for a summons

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Do I have to attain a Florida attorney for a summons delivered to me in Iowa?

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No and I have to file an answer in twenty days.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a FL lawyer about this?

No

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I am a possible heir and he did not have a Will

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If you need representation in a Florida court proceeding then you will need a Florida licensed attorney.You would not use an Iowa attorney for a Florida court case.

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