Topic: Real Estate
Owning a home with the full benefits of homestead, while not having your name appear in the public records is possible. A client approached me recently regarding the client’s desire to buy a southwest Florida home and make it his homestead. However, for very serious reasons, he could not have his name in the public records. He was prepared to give up the benefits of homestead if that was necessary. Our office was able to structure the ownership so that it complied with Florida statutes and the requirements of the county tax appraiser. This was not intended to keep the client away from creditors and for that purpose, this is not an adequate solution. Rather, there were individuals who were looking to harass my client and this solution has helped assure that he will protect his quality of life.