Property Law governs the ownership of real property and personal property. Real property is immovable property, such as land and buildings that are affixed to the land. Personal property is movable property. Personal property can be tangible or intangible. Tangible personal property is property that you can physically touch; for example: cars, clothing, and jewelry. Intangible property is property that is not touchable, for example: a corporation, patent, or trademark. Our lawyers can help you transfer ownership of your Florida real property and personal property.
They are many ways to have an ownership interest in property. You can have full ownership of property or shared. Shared forms of ownership include: tenants by the entirety, tenants with right of survivorship, and co-ownership. Your ownership may be direct or in the form of stock or a beneficial interest in a trust. You may have full or limited ownership rights. You may have an interest in property through a mortgage, judgment or lien. How you own property is very important in asset protection planning and estate planning. Our attorneys can help you determine the best way to hold title to your property.
Property law overlaps with many other types of law. Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate, and Business law all deal with real property, personal property or both. It is important to know how a transfer of property will impact these other areas of law. It is also important to know your rights with respect to your property, especially homestead protections. You will want to consider if deeding your property will trigger a loss of homestead exemptions or have any other negative consequences. Our lawyers can provide comprehensive planning strategies to help you accomplish your goals in the most effective manner.