My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Florida
1. Can a process that is supposed to be served to me, be served to my spouse instead, while I am on a trip and out of state temporarily?
2. If the process was returned as served (even though it wasn't, say corrupted process server claim it did serve me) and default judgment is awarded to the plaintiff, I understand there is 30 days to appeal that. But, what if I was not aware of the lawsuit and consequent judgment until one year later (and judgment was awarded on the basis on me not showing up to the court since I was not aware of it, was never served with it, even though they claim I was). Can I still appeal that judgment or file a motion to vacate it or overturn it a year later on the basis of fraudulent serve and/or other claims on the behalf of plaintiff?
3. When it comes to Statue of Limitation, does it matter when they file the lawsuit, or when I was served? Say they file a suit in December, and my SOL expires in January. And say, I wasn't served with the process until January. Technically, can I use SOL defense on the basis that I was served with process after SOL expired, even though they file the action a month prior to the SOL expiry?
THANKS guys, much appreciated!