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Trusts, Probate and Homestead Property – Oh my!

Trusts and homestead can be confusing aspects of real estate.  Introduce a death into the scenario, and things get even more confusing. To review, an individual may not grant upon death (“devise”) their homestead property to a third party if they’re survived by a spouse or minor child.  Generally, the spouse will always have at […]

Intestate Succession: How property passes without a will

In Florida, property that was owned solely by an individual who has died without a will passes to his or her heirs in accordance with Chapter 732, F.S. Homestead rights and interests of spouse and minor children are two common exceptions to the general passing rule. New legislation which slightly changes the statutes went into […]