Entries by Gabriel Carrera

Navigating Florida’s Prenuptial Agreements: What You Need to Know

In the past, prenuptial agreements were frowned upon, viewed as catalysts for divorce. However, times have changed, and all 50 states now recognize the benefits of these premarital contracts. Instead of encouraging divorce, they empower couples to take control of their financial destiny should their marriage end. Florida, like other states, has its own set […]

Can Married Couples Have Separate Homestead Exemptions

The Second District Court of Appeal has recently ruled on the Pasco County Wells v. Haldeos case, challenging the idea that married couples can never have separate homestead exemptions. The court decided that under specific circumstances, where the husband and wife have genuinely established two separate permanent residences and do not share financial ties or benefits, they […]

Save Our Homes Assessment Limitation and Portability Transfer

Save Our Homes Assessment Limitation After the first year a home receives a homestead exemption and the property appraiser assesses it at just value, the assessment for each following year cannot increase more than 3 percent or the percent change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. This limitation is known as the […]

Understanding Florida’s Homestead Exemption Requirements

As an attorney practicing in the state of Florida, it is essential to comprehend the requirements and legal precedents surrounding the homestead exemption. This exemption is a crucial aspect of Florida’s property tax law, designed to protect homeowners and provide significant tax relief. Recently, an advisory opinion issued by the Florida Attorney General clarified some […]

Understanding PIP Insurance and Its Requirements for Florida Drivers

Personal injury protection (PIP) insurance is mandated by Florida state law, and its benefits are disbursed through your insurance provider. What is PIP Insurance? PIP, which stands for “personal injury protection,” is a type of insurance that compensates you for personal injuries sustained in a car accident. This coverage applies regardless of who is at fault […]