When you purchase a property prior to marriage you take title as co-tenants (similar to a partnership). The default language for taking title between non-spouses is “John Doe and Jane Doe” or “as co-tenants.” Under Florida Law this assumes each owns fifty percent of the property. This has certain implications for survivorship and devise, especially if the heirs of each of the co-tenants is not the same. There are other ways to hold title between non-married individuals such as “joint tenants” which are outside the scope of this article.
In order to start a Broward Ancillary Probate or a Palm Beach Ancillary Probate we need exemplified copies of the probate proceeding from the jurisdiction of the deceased’s domicile state.
Broward County Probate division recently announced new filing requirements for all testate and intestate petitions for administration.