Florida Homestead Law: A Client's Benefit Can Be an Adviser's Nightmare

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Florida homestead laws present a unique and special challenge to estate planners and require that practitioners frequently review the law. In this article, Brandon A.S. Ross of Loeb & Loeb LLP discusses how a recent Florida case, Stone v. Stone, serves as a reminder to estate planning advisers of how the homestead laws baffle and surprise practitioners outside of Florida as well as the Florida courts interpreting the laws.