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2016 Florida Statutes

F.S. 173.05
173.05 Parties; time for appearance.Every person interested in or having any lien upon any parcel of land described in the bill of complaint shall be deemed a party to said cause and may appear and defend said cause within the time specified in such notice. Any person not appearing and defending within such time shall be deemed to have confessed said bill, but the court may in its discretion and for cause shown enlarge the time within which any such person may appear and defend said cause.
History.s. 5, ch. 15038, 1931; CGL 1936 Supp. 3004(6).