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Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 2012 Firm Newsletter

September 30, 2012 Newsletters

Featured in the September 2012 Issue Partner’s Perspective J&C Shareholder Christopher Cobb Listed Among Top Attorneys in 904 Magazine J&C Shareholder Charles Jimerson Profiled in Realty/Builder Connection New Law Blogs Curiosities, Ruminations and Various Eccentricities of Firm Biz Click to read.

Limiting Florida’s Homestead Exemption: Collecting on Homestead Property in Excess of One-Half Acre

September 18, 2012 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

By: Charles B. Jimerson, Esq. and Austin B. Calhoun, J.D. 2013

For well over a century, Florida’s Constitution has made the homestead exempt from the claims of creditors. Public Health Trust v. Lopez, 531 So. 2d 946, 948 (Fla. 1988). Florida’s constitutional provisions provides one of the most debtor-friendly homestead exemptions in the country, and debtors are permitted to divert substantial assets to the purchase of new and extravagant homes that can be shielded from creditors. Florida’s Unlimited Homestead Exemption Does Have Some Limits: Part I, 77 Fla. Bar J. 60 (2003). There are, however, exceptions to the rule. This blog post will focus on one exception: the creditor’s ability to collect on homestead property located in a municipality that exceeds one-half acre.

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