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1. What is a Declaration of Homestead/Homestead Protection?
2. Where do I file my Homestead?
3. How am I protected?
4. How am I protected if I am 62 or older, or disabled?
5. What does the Homestead Law mean by a “disabled person”?
6. Are my spouse and children covered, should I pass away?
7. If I am over 62 and my spouse is under 62, should we both file?
8. Will my Homestead Declaration protect my home from being taken if I go into a nursing home?
9. Is there anything I will not be protected from?
10. Can (a) trustee(s) file for home Homestead protection?
11. What happens to my Homestead if I should re-mortgage or take out a second mortgage or home equity loan?
12. If I divide my time equally between my winter and summer residences, can I declare a Homestead on both?
13. Does the Homestead protection take the place of home insurance?
14. How does the Homestead Declaration help protect a home against unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings?
15. Where can additional information be obtained about bankruptcy issues as they apply to Homestead protection?
16. Is the Homestead form difficult to understand and fill out?
17. Can my Homestead be terminated?
18. What is the filing fee?
19. How can I tell if my real property is recorded or registered land?