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Author: Brian M. Spiro

Understanding Florida Homestead

November 4, 2022 CSBB Blog

There are three separate aspects of homestead protections under Florida law. These include: asset protection, reduction(s) in property taxes, and safeguards for the surviving spouse and/or minor children of the deceased owner of a Florida homestead. Homestead: Asset Protection Homestead property—defined as one-half acre if located within a municipality, or…

Litigating Joint Bank Accounts

April 14, 2022 CSBB Blog

Florida law permits the challenge to a joint account’s ownership where the creation of the ownership, or a change to the ownership, was the result of undue influence or lack of capacity. See, e.g., Cripe v. Atl. First Nat’l Bank of Daytona Beach, 422 So. 2d 820 (Fla. 1982). There…

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