Florida Probate Domicile Definition

Domicile is important when creating a Florida Estate Plan as well as when dealing with Florida Probate matters.

Domicile: The place that a person presently lives with the intent to remain. This is usually a persons permanent residence but if they are merely away on military service, to receive medical care or go to college for example but intend to return home to another place that they intend to return to will be the domicile. The law governing the state and county of domicile will control the disposition of the person’s property upon their death. One’s Domicile is important in figuring out which county a Florida Probate case is filed.

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