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Real Property, Probate And Trust Law

The End of the Two Subscribing Witnesses Requirement for Florida Leases

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
The Florida Legislature passed a bill in the 2020 session amending F.S. §689.01 (known as the statute of conveyances) so...

Overcoming Retirement Plan In-SECURE-ity

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The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019) (SECURE), which was signed into law on...

Legal Magic: Turning Real Property Foreclosures Into Uniform Commercial Code Sales

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
Remedies for defaults under loans secured by real property varies on a state-by-state basis. In the eastern part of the...

The Yellow Brick Road to [Q]Oz Becomes Clearer

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
A significant new tax incentive was added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which allows taxpayers to...

Danger Will Robinson: The New Frontier of Remote Online Notarization and Electronic Wills

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
On June 7, 2019, to the delight of some practitioners and the horror of others, the future of remote notarization...

What Would You Do Today If You Knew a Hurricane Was Going to Hit Your Home or Practice Tomorrow?

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Lawyers spend a lot of time preparing for their careers. Most have spent 12 years of primary and secondary education,...

Homestead Planning Under Florida’s New “Safe Harbor” Statute

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
F.S. §732.702 provides a statutory procedure for waiving spousal rights, including homestead rights, under written contracts, agreements, or waivers. New...

Failure to Deliver: The Problem with “Pocket Deeds” and a Review of Alternatives

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
A common issue plaguing estate planning attorneys and title attorneys is the “pocket deed” (a nondelivered deed), which is a...

The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
A recent article in The Florida Bar Journal extolled the virtues of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA...

Only One Can Win? Property Tax Exemptions Based on Residency Under Florida Law

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
Clients want to move to Florida and keep their residency-based property tax exemption afforded in their prior state of residence....