R. 12D-7.001 Applications for Exemptions
R. 12D-7.002 Exemption of Household Goods and Personal Effects
R. 12D-7.003 Exemption of Property of Widows, Widowers, Blind Persons, and Persons Totally and Permanently Disabled; Disabled Ex-Service Members, Spouses
R. 12D-7.004 Exemption for Certain Permanently and Totally Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses of Certain Veterans
R. 12D-7.005 Exemption for Disabled Veterans Confined to Wheelchairs
R. 12D-7.0055 Exemption for Deployed Servicemembers
R. 12D-7.006 Exemption for Totally and Permanently Disabled Persons
R. 12D-7.007 Homestead Exemptions – Residence Requirement
R. 12D-7.008 Homestead Exemptions – Legal or Equitable Title
R. 12D-7.009 Homestead Exemptions – Life Estates
R. 12D-7.010 Homestead Exemptions – Remainders
R. 12D-7.011 Homestead Exemptions – Trusts
R. 12D-7.012 Homestead Exemptions – Joint Ownership
R. 12D-7.013 Homestead Exemptions – Abandonment
R. 12D-7.0135 Homestead Exemptions – Mobile Homes
R. 12D-7.014 Homestead Exemptions – Civil Rights
R. 12D-7.0142 Additional Homestead Exemption
R. 12D-7.0143 Additional Homestead Exemption Up To $50,000 for Persons 65 and Older Whose Household Income Does Not Exceed $20,000 Per Year
R. 12D-7.015 Educational Exemption
R. 12D-7.0155 Enterprise Zone Exemption for Child Care Facilities
R. 12D-7.016 Governmental Exemptions
R. 12D-7.018 Fraternal and Benevolent Organizations
R. 12D-7.019 Tangible Personal Property Exemption
R. 12D-7.020 Exemption for Real Property Dedicated in Perpetuity for Conservation

Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Chapter 12D-7

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remainderman: One entitled to the remainder of an estate after a particular reserved right or interest, such as a life tenancy, has expired.
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent