Moving To Florida With Community Property

I’ve seen recently several clients who are interested in moving to Florida from community property states including California and Arizona. I recently published a post about the status of a non-debtor spouse’s LLC interest that the couple acquired in Texas before moving to Florida. Other clients have asked about other types of community property assets …

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Is a Green Card Required For Florida Domicile and Exemptions?

Debtors can claim Florida’s asset exemptions only if they are domiciled in Florida. People sometimes confuse the term “domicile” with the term “residence.” A person is a resident of any place where he resides and keeps property. A person may be a resident of more than one state; some people have second and third homes …

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Understanding Florida Residency For Asset Protection

Florida asset protection laws for the most part are applicable to Florida residents defending collection of Florida judgments. I find that clients often misunderstand the concept of “Florida resident.” Residency means different things depending upon the context in Florida law. Qualification for residency depends upon the legal context.

Clinging To Florida Residency During Planned Move To Another State

A self-employed client owns an exempt Florida homestead. He thinks business may be better in Georgia, so he opens a store in Georgia. He rents an apartment in Georgia. If the homestead sells for an amount greater than the mortgage the client intends to buy a Georgia property. He maintains his Florida drivers license and …

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Florida Residency Issue

Florida residency is based on intent. A person is a Florida resident if and so long as he intends to make Florida his permanent home.

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