What Happens to My Florida Vacation Home After I Die?

What Happens to My Florida Vacation Home After I Die?


Hi, I’m Kellen Bryant and today I’m going
to talk about what happens to your Florida vacation home after you pass away. This question
is very relevant to you if you are out of state and you own real estate in Florida and
you’re looking to make transition that property easy for your heirs. So this can apply to
if you own a vacation home in Florida, a lot in Florida, a rental property, those sort
of things, or a timeshare. First off, Florida is different from some
other states. Certain states have this thing called an affidavit of heirship that allows
out-of-state owners of real estate to have the property passed to their beneficiaries,
relatively easy. In Florida, if you’re an out-of-state resident owning real estate in
Florida, Florida requires you to file a probate case in the state of Florida as well as a
probate case in your state of residence. So, if this is a problem for you, this is something
that you can head off in the pass with proper estate planning. You can talk to a Florida
estate planning attorney about how to avoid Florida probate, maybe using a trust or using
a certain type of deed to make sure your Florida real estate is conveyed without any hassle.
Thank you very much for watching, I’m Kellen Bryant and you can learn more and visit us
at our website kellenbryantlaw.com. Thanks so much.

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