Can Creditors Take My Home Away?

Can Creditors Take My Home Away?

The short answer is…it depends. The Homestead Exemption Article X, Section 4 of the Florida Constitution is one of the highest forms of protection that a person can have regarding their homes and properties here in Florida. Known as “homestead exemption,” this section...

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One State. Two Probates. Which one for me?

One State. Two Probates. Which one for me?

There are two types of probate cases in Florida – summary administration and formal administration. If the estate has a value of less than $75,000, excluding the homestead, summary administration will most likely be the best approach. Summary administration allows the...

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At a Glance – Probate Law

At a Glance – Probate Law

1. What is probate? Florida law requires a court proceeding called “probate” upon the death of an individual if the individual owns any assets. The probate court action is the law’s way of assembling the decedent’s assets, paying debts and taxes, and passing title to...

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