February 27

Are Insurance Proceeds for Hurricane Repairs Protected by Florida’s Constitution?

Hurricanes are part of Florida living. Our constitutional homestead protection for our homes is also part of our heritage, dating back to the 1868 Florida Constitution. We know that our family home is protected by the constitution in a way that prevents creditors from forcing the sale of the family residence. What if the home is damaged by a storm and you receive money to repair the home? Is that money protected?