Understanding Your Spousal Rights Under Florida’s Elective Share Law

In the state of Florida, you cannot completely disinherit your spouse. The “Elective Share” provisions (Part II of Ch. 732, Florida Statutes) is designed to protect a surviving spouse from spousal impoverishment because a cruel or vindictive spouse left their entire estate to others.   Here are answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions we hear … Continue reading

Using Florida’s Homestead Laws to Protect and Transfer Your Home

If you are like most homeowners in Florida, your home is, if not your largest asset, certainly an important part of your overall estate. Florida law provides some protections for your home from the claims of creditors. As long as your home falls under the definition of a “homestead” in Florida, the state constitution says … Continue reading