JTWRS Trumps Homestead [Florida]

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Article X, section 4(c), of the Florida Constitution provides that “[t]he homestead shall not be subject to devise if the owner is survived by spouse or minor child.” What happens if a Florida resident acquires property while he has a minor child and lives in it as his primary residence – but instead of acquiring property in his own name he acquires it as joint tenant with rights of survivorship with a third party, and then dies?

Option One – the property is not the decedent’s homestead, and it passes entirely at his death to the other joint tenant.

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Charles (Chuck) Rubin
Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher P.A.

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