Law stated as of 04 Jan 2023 • Florida, United States
A Q&A guide to commencing an action in Florida. This Q&A addresses the requirements for drafting and filing initiating papers, serving process, and amending the complaint. Answers to questions can be compared across a number of jurisdictions (see Commencing an Action: State Q&A Tool).
We have revised this resource to refer to the Florida Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration (Fla. R. Gen. Prac. & Jud. Admin.), formerly known as the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. Our editorial team is currently updating this resource's links to the Florida Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration, which went into effect on March 1, 2021.