What You Should Know About Florida Homestead Laws

As a homeowner and family member, you should be aware of how you or your family may be affected by Florida homestead laws. To thoroughly understand this complex area of the law, you should meet with an estate planning attorney in Fort Myers, Florida, to discuss your situation. 

You should know that if you put your house in a trust, Florida homestead laws will still apply. As long as you have a spouse and minor children living in your home, you can not will it away or trust it away.  The rules are different if you are single or if you have adult children.

Estate Planning for Your Florida Homestead 

Since these rules are for Floridians only, you can benefit by speaking with an estate planning attorney in Fort Myers, Florida. 

Your attorney can explain the specifics of homestead issues such as:

  • property taxes;
  • household expenses;
  • mortgage principal and interest;
  • protection from creditors;
  • the allocation of expenses;
  • wills;
  • trusts; and
  • durable power of attorney. 

Your attorney can gather background information from you and help you get started on your estate planning to protect your family's future. With the guidance of an experienced attorney, estate planning can be a less stressful process.

Help from an Estate Planning Attorney in Fort Myers is Just a Phone Call Away

Fort Myers estate planning attorney Matthew A. Linde understands firsthand the importance of careful estate planning and the complexities of financial legal matters, such as probate, tax litigation and guardianship. For help with your Florida homestead concerns, contact our Fort Myers office to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a professional who can answer your questions - 239-939-7100 or 844-764-5492.

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