Category Archives: Homestead

Nursing Homes, Medicaid and Homesteads in Florida

A very common question from potential clients has to do with nursing homes and homes.  Specifically, what happens if someone has to go into a nursing home; does the state ‘take’ the house? I understand that in many other states, … Continue reading

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What if my Husband left the house to his children?

One issue that comes up occasionally is where a spouse, usually a husband, owns a house by themselves and their will tries to leave the house to someone other than their spouse.  Under most circumstances, you can’t do that in … Continue reading

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What if the husband cuts the wife out of the will? (Part 2)

Last time we talked about what can happen when a husband leaves a wife nothing under a will.  We explained Florida’s Elective Share Statute. There is another aspect to this; what happens if the deceased spouse leaves the house to … Continue reading

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