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What is the proper procedure to request (my ex) to file her answer, which includes financial affidavit and proposed parenting plan?

If the 20 days are up for her Answer, I would file a Motion for Judicial Default so that the matter will come up before the judge again. I would also file a Motion to Compel her mandatory disclosure which sounds like it may be overdue. This disclosure includes her financial affidavit. There is no requirement for her to file a proposed parenting plan but you may want to ask the court to send the two of you to mediation.

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Vanessa Vasquez de Lara is the founder and owner of Vasquez de Lara Law Group, a Miami family law firm. With over 20 years of experience in family law, she has zealously represented clients in various legal matters, including divorces, child support, child custody, alimony, and other family law cases.

Vanessa received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2002 and is a member of the Florida Bar Association. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including being named to the 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars and the 2016-2023 Super Lawyers list.

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