Is florida a dower rights state?
Elizabeth, I felt the best explanation you could have is from an attorney. I went on the web and the 1st one I found is below. I believe you should contact an attorney you are comfortable with and ask advise. They will need to know if you are separated, divorced, living together or separately and may even need to know your primary residence -vs- what is income or rental properties. Your wuestion may not be as black and white as it seems. You will understand why I say this after reading the quote from the law firm’s website. alling them may be a good place to start! Below is from a Florida firm, Jonathan B. Alper, website – http://www.alperlaw.com/joint_ownership.html Quoted from the website above: “FLORIDA ASSET PROTECTION – Joint Ownership ——————————————————————————– Most married persons own property as joint tenants with rights of survivorship. Upon the death of one spouse, ownership is vested by operation of law in the surviving s