In my Florida divorce case, what happens after the filing of the petition?
In Florida, what happens after the filing of the petition and the answer, is that the parties have to exchange what’s called mandatory disclosures. Those are all of your banking documents. You’re going to give your tax return, you’re going to give your checking account statements, your credit card statements, your insurance cards, those type of things. You want to exchange that information so that both parties can see where all the marital assets are. That’s the next step after you have the initial petition and answer.