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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 64
PARTITION OF PROPERTY
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F.S. 64.202
64.202 Definitions.As used in this part, the term:
(1) “Ascendant” means an individual who precedes another individual in lineage, in the direct line of ascent from the other individual.
(2) “Collateral” means an individual who is related to another individual under the law of intestate succession of this state but who is not the other individual’s ascendant or descendant.
(3) “Descendant” means an individual who follows another individual in lineage, in the direct line of descent from the other individual.
(4) “Determination of value” means a court order determining the fair market value of heirs property under s. 64.206 or s. 64.210 or adopting the valuation of the property agreed to by all cotenants.
(5) “Equitable accounting” means considering contributions and adjustments of accounts between cotenants, which are related to the real property and are based upon such contributions and adjustments, s. 64.081, and common law.
(6) “Heirs property” means real property held in tenancy in common which satisfies all of the following requirements as of the filing of a partition action:
(a) There is no agreement in a record binding all the cotenants which governs the partition of the property;
(b) One or more of the cotenants acquired title from a relative, whether living or deceased; and
(c) Any of the following applies:
1. Twenty percent or more of the interests are held by cotenants who are relatives;
2. Twenty percent or more of the interests are held by an individual who acquired title from a relative, whether living or deceased; or
3. Twenty percent or more of the cotenants are relatives.
(7) “Partition by sale” means a court-ordered sale of the entire heirs property, whether by open-market sale, sealed bids, or auction conducted under s. 64.210.
(8) “Partition in kind” means the division of heirs property into physically distinct and separately titled parcels.
(9) “Record” means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.
(10) “Relative” means an ascendant, descendant, or collateral or an individual otherwise related to another individual by blood, marriage, adoption, or law of this state other than this part.
History.s. 2, ch. 2020-55.