Florida Homestead is a far reaching protective shield enshrined in the Florida Constitution and implemented in various state laws. It's also given preferred status by Florida courts. When do you need a Florida litigator to stop a creditor levy? When do you need to bring a court action to challenge penalties sought by a county tax collector? When do you need a probate action to a carve a homestead property out of a will? When can you challenge a conveyance (deed or mortgage) given by a spouse? When can you contest a devise in a will where the decedent left a spouse and/or minor children?
Florida HOMESTEAD is frequently misunderstood and under-utilized by many Florida citizens, perhaps because people come from states which have nothing similar. There are three separate aspects to FL homestead:
Question: If my same sex spouse and I were legally married in another state, but now live in Florida, are we entitled to all homestead protections and benefits?