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Aviation Law Committee 2016-2017 Press Release

The President-elect of the Florida Bar reappointed Driggers, Schultz & Herbst member, Mark Kelley Schwartz, to the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar for the 2106-2017 term. Mark is recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Aviation Law by The Florida Bar, following peer-review assessment, testing and substantial involvement in the practice.

A Snowbird's Dilemma: Can a Married Couple Claim both a Michigan and Florida Principal Residence (Homestead) Exemption?

Many Michiganders seek to retreat from harsh winters by flying South to their second homes in Florida. However, owning two homes can also lead to expensive property tax bills. We are often asked whether it is possible to reduce property taxes by claiming a principal residence exemption in Michigan and a homestead exemption in Florida. Unfortunately, in most circumstances, Michigan and Florida prohibit homeowners from claiming both the Michigan principal residence exemption and the Florida homestead exemption. A recent decision by the Florida Court of Appeals affirms this principal even where each spouse claims residency in the state where they seek the exemption.

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