Finding out homestead exemption information will depend on what state you reside. For Florida: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/taxpayers/exemptions.html. For Georgia: www.dor.ga.gov/ptd/adm/taxguide/exempt/homestead.aspx
A homestead exemption is filed for your primary residence in the land records. Only one is filed and it protects the property from creditors seizure of the property up to the dollar limit set by state law. Check at your state's official website for more information.
You need to check your state laws. However, the general principal behind homestead exemptions is to protect the primary residence from siezure by creditors. If that is the case in your state you may create a problem for yourself by having homestead exemptions on two properties. A creditor could argue that your homestead covers the less valuable property and the court may allow the more valuable property to be siezed. Also, the recording of a new homestead may cancel out the existing one. You should seek the advice of an attorney in your jurisdiction who is an expert in real estate law.
It depends on your state. A few states allow you to choose the federal or the state exemptions, whichever is better for you. Homestead exemptions have gotten a lot more complicated since the changes. See the link for more specific information for your state.http://www.exemptionsexpress.com/
You can find state by state homestead exemption information at the related link.You can find state by state homestead exemption information at the related link.You can find state by state homestead exemption information at the related link.You can find state by state homestead exemption information at the related link.
Every person that files for bankruptcy or has a judgment awarded against them in a lawsuit is entitled to certain property exemptions. Exemptions are determined by the state law where the person resides. For homeowners the most important would be the homestead exemption which can be used to protect a home from a forced sale. Even if the home cannot be kept, the person can claim the maximum homestead amount allowable under state statutes.
It depends on the exemptions. If you have to use your state exemptions, you will have to ask a local bankruptcy lawyer. If you can use the federal exemptions, you are able to exempt up to $2,025 in work-related property. You may also apply other exemptions, such as the motor vehicle exemption, the wildcard exemption and half of the unused portion of the homestead exemption.
If you mean exemptions of personal property, as opposed to real estate, yes, but they depend on state exemptions or federal exemptions in states that allow a choice of state or federal exemptions. Consult a local bankruptcy lawyer for specifics for your state.
This is a very good question. You would want to know if the state you move to is a community property state or a separate property state and the various tenancies that are available for property owned by multiple owners, married couples or non-married partners. If necessary, you would need to know the laws regarding same sex marriage and civil unions in order to protect your partner if you died unexpectedly. You would need to know the laws of intestacy regarding real property. You would also want to know if homestead exemptions are automatic or if a homestead must be separately declared and recorded in the land records. You may even want to update your will.
Your state law regarding homestead property ownership and those rights, obligations, responsibilities and how they relate to ownership within an association are both involved in the answer to this question. There is no national standard. A local, association-savvy attorney can help you answer the specifics of your question.
A homestead exemption can be filed for a mobile home. Check with your town clerk for the procedure. Residential dwellings such as houses, condos, mobile homes are not considered personal property.Examples of personal property are: Household goods, electronics, clothing, jewelry, stocks, bonds, bank accounts and similar assets/items. Some US states have exemptions for such, consult the bankruptcy laws concerning your state of residence to find out what may apply. If the state does not have a set of exemptions then the federal bankruptcy exemptions apply during BK or a creditor judgment action. Please note: Allowable exemptions are based upon the actual ownership of the real or personal property in question. Joint ownership of any kind can change the judgment status of all property, especially when it relates to a married couple.
In most states tax abatements, deferments, and exemptions depend upon the qualifications of the owners of the property. When a property is sold the new owners must apply for any abatement, deferment, or exemption. The property is assessed and taxed as an other taxable property unless you apply for and get approval for homestead exemption status. The qualifying requirements vary from state to state, and some states (Virginia for example) have no homestead exemption at the present time.