Jeffrey S. Goethe will be participating in another continuing education seminar for attorneys, accountants, and paralegals on February 10, 2020 in Tampa. He will cover the following topics: HOMESTEAD IN PROBATE; DETERMINING IF SPOUSE’S ELECTIVE SHARE IS A REASONABLE OPTION; and PUTTING THE CASE TO REST: CLOSING THE ESTATE View more information about the seminar
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel has been creating podcasts to help our clients, and the public in general, understand some of the basics of estate planning and the need to plan before the crisis hits.
Decisions involving Florida’s homestead protections continue to show the need for careful analysis of the probate issues when a Florida resident dies owning a primary residence. The protections in the Florida Constitution have protected families since at least 1868, but continue to perplex planners and probate attorneys.
A real estate story with a very happy ending occurs when a seller and buyer and their real estate agents close the sale and purchase of a multi-million dollar property on the water. Or does it? Maybe not, if no one obtained a survey or studied the survey. That multi-million dollar property may not truly be on the water.