General Standing

Homestead Issues Study

Committee Leaders:  Jeffrey S. Goethe (Co-Chair, Probate and Trust), J. Michael Swain (Co-Chair, Real Estate), Melissa J. Murphy (Co-Vice Chair, Real Estate), Charles Ian Nash (Co-Vice Chair, Probate and Trust), and Michael J. Gelfand (Co-Vice Chair, Real Estate)
Next Meeting:   The committee will meet during the upcoming RPPTL Section Meetings:   
Friday, January 31, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Sandhill Crane Room
Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, Florida 33607 
Committee CLE:  Members of the Homestead Committee will be sharing their experience in a series of webinars that will provide up-to-date coverage of homestead issues faced by estate planners, trust and estate administration attorneys, and real estate attorneys. 
January 16 - Session 1 - Jeffrey S. Goethe  
Click here to register: 
April 15, 2020 - Session 2 - Melissa Murphy
June 17, 2020 - Session 3 - Melissa Murphy
June 24, 2020 - Session 4 Melissa Murphy and Roland D. "Chip" Waller. 
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 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.

The Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street, Florida 32399-2300