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Author: Brian M. Spiro

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…

How does Florida handle community property?

September 28, 2021 CSBB Blog

Florida is not a community property state. Florida is, however, a recipient of domestic and foreign migration.  Often, those that relocate to Florida come from community property states, or countries with property rights akin to community property states that require due consideration.  In addition, even if the married couple that…

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