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Title XLII
ESTATES AND TRUSTS
Chapter 739
FLORIDA UNIFORM DISCLAIMER OF PROPERTY INTERESTS ACT
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F.S. 739.203
739.203 Disclaimer of property held as tenancy by the entirety.
(1) The survivorship interest in property held as a tenancy by the entirety to which the survivor succeeds by operation of law upon the death of the cotenant may be disclaimed as provided in this chapter. For purposes of this chapter only, the deceased tenant’s interest in property held as a tenancy by the entirety shall be deemed to be an undivided one-half interest.
(2) A disclaimer under subsection (1) takes effect as of the death of the deceased tenant to whose death the disclaimer relates.
(3) The survivorship interest in property held as a tenancy by the entirety disclaimed by the surviving tenant passes as if the disclaimant had predeceased the tenant to whose death the disclaimer relates.
(4) A disclaimer of an interest in real property held as tenants by the entirety does not cause the disclaimed interest to be homestead property for purposes of descent and distribution under ss. 732.401 and 732.4015.
History.s. 1, ch. 2005-108.