OUR PHILOSOPHY

At Katz Baskies Wolf PLLC we are dedicated to providing premier legal service to clients engaged in private wealth creation, preservation, management and transfer, for themselves, their families, and the community.

Our practice areas include the broad scope of income tax planning, sophisticated wealth transfer planning (including gift and estate tax planning), estate and trust administration, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and documentation of corporate and partnership transactions applicable to entrepreneurs.

 

 

NEWS OF INTEREST

PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Waiver of Spousal Homestead Devise Restriction by DeedA new Florida Statute made it easier to waive the Florida Homestead devise restrictions by joining in a deed; however, caution is warned as valuable rights may be lost and unintended consequences may ensue.

 

Homestead Planning Under Florida's New "Safe Harbor" StatuteF.S. §732.702 provides a statutory procedure for waiving spousal rights, including homestead rights, under written contracts, agreements, or waivers. New F.S. §732.7025 provides a simplified method for a spouse to waive his or her homestead rights in a deed. It is intended to provide a "safe harbor" for the waiver of spousal homestead rights through a deed (with specially drafted language included in the deed).

 

Jeff Baskies - The Scottie Pippen Case is a Good Reminder that Florida Property Appraisers Enforce Homestead Laws, and There are Complex Issues with Trying to Own a Florida Homestead AnonymouslyIn December, Scottie Pippen (as Trustee of his revocable trust- as landlord) sued the renters of his Florida mansion alleging over $100,000 in damages. The complaint was e-filed on December 3, 2018 and is available online.

 

 

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