Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Veterans homestead exemption
Florida Amendment Would Pass Homestead Exemption to Widows of Some Veterans
September 25, 2020

Veterans and their families have access to several Florida tax exemptions for homestead property.  One more is on the ballot this November: Florida Amendment 6 –  Ad Valorem Tax Discount for Spouses of Certain Deceased Veterans Who Had Permanent, Combat-Related…

Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes’ Florida homestead protected from lawsuit liabilities
May 28, 2017

Roger Ailes, the media mastermind behind Fox News, died May 17 after falling at his Palm Beach home. The medical examiner attributed his death to bleeding on the brain, exacerbated by the fact that Ailes suffered from hemophilia. He leaves…

Unmarried Couple
Is there common law marriage in Florida?
November 6, 2015

In my estate planning practice, I advise many clients who have been living together for a long time, sometimes for decades. They are committed to one another, take care of one another, and often refer to each other as spouses….

Impact on spouse of new Florida homestead law
October 26, 2010

Florida’s homestead property law, FL Statute 732.401, was amended effective October 1, 2010. If you are the sole owner of homestead property and wish to leave the home outright to your spouse, you may still do so. The law does NOT…