• Monday, May 16, 2022

Committees

General Standing

Homestead Issues Study

Committee Leaders:  Jeffrey S. Goethe (Chair), Melissa J. Murphy (Co-Vice Chair, Real Estate), Jeffrey A. Baskies (Co-Vice Chair, Probate and Trust), Michael J. Gelfand (Co-Vice Chair, Real Estate), Amy Beller (Co-Vice Chair, Probate and Trust)
 
2022-2023 Committee Leaders:
Chair - Jeff Baskies
Co-Vice Chair (Real Property) - Jeremy Cranford
Co-Vice Chair (Real Property) - Burt Bruton
Co-Vice Chair (Probate and Trust ) - Shane Kelley 
 
Next Meeting:   The next committee meeting is scheduled for:
 
May 23, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - ZOOM ONLY
 
Meeting Highlights will include: 
  • CLE - F.S. 732.4017 - Bruce Stone's Homestead Trust
    • CLE - Issues Arising from Joint Ownership of Real Property
    • Status report on pending appeals involving homestead issues
  • Status of Homestead-related legislation
  • New Homestead Decisions
  • Open discussion on homestead issues facing estate planning, probate, trust, and real property attorneys. 
  
Current Projects:   Please refer to the Committee Projects and the Agendas and Minutes tabs to the right. 
 
Committee Membership: The membership of the committee is limited to RPPTL Section members appointed by the Section's Executive Council. Guests are welcome to attend committee meetings, but may not vote.  Only committee members will be permitted to participate in committee deliberations. 
 
Mission: The mission of the Homestead Issues Study Committee is to review current issues relating to the homestead laws in Florida and work to continually improve those laws for the residents of this state. In furtherance of that mission, the committee continually reviews Florida statutes and developing case law and provides a forum for the discussion of those current legal issues. Through these discussions, the Committee proposes legislation to fill gaps in or improve Florida law for consideration by the Section's Executive Council. As appropriate, the Committee makes recommendations to the Florida Probate Rules Committee.