Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Immigration Status and the Florida Homestead

The immigration status of a property owner is a very important component of whether a property actually is entitled to a Florida homestead status. For example, homestead status was denied to property owned by
  • Canadian tourists who were only in the U.S. temporarily  and did not have the legal right to have the requisite intent to reside permanently in Florida.  
  • A Hungarian citizen who only held a multiple-entry business visa that barred him from remaining in the U.S. for more than 180 days at a time and was only granted permanent residency status on a conditional basis as his marriage to a U.S. citizen was for less than 2 years.