My mother and step dad lived in a home that was only in my step dad's name. It is a home he bought while they were married, they had no children together. My mother passed away 5/1/2012 and my stepfather continued to live in the home. In 3/3/2013 my step dad sold the home to his son for $100, he then passed away 4 months later.
Someone told me that in Florida it does not matter whose name the home is in if you are married and acquired the home while married, it is considered marital property. Neither had a will of any kind. Am I entitled to half the value of the home?
While your step-dad was alive he sold the home he owned after your Mom's passing so the asset is no longer part of his estate.
Unfortunately you cannot take.
My condolences to you for your loss.
Unfortunately with the facts that you presented, it does not appear that you would have any rights to the property. Had your mother passed away after your step dad, the situation would have been different.
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Your mom died first. The house then went to him 100%. That's it - period.
What he did with it after that is of no one's concern or business.
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Your mother's interest would have gone to her husband and he can do whatever he wants with his portion (unless there are minor children)
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