declaration of homestead


declaration of homestead
declaration of homestead see declaration 4

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • declaration of homestead — A statement of the fact of claiming a homestead exemption describing the property selected and filed with the county recorder for the purpose of showing the world that the occupants claim their homestead exemption rights in the property. 26 Am… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • homestead — home·stead / hōm ˌsted, stid/ n 1 a: the home and adjoining land with any buildings that is occupied usu. by a family as its principal residence b: an estate created by law in a homestead esp. for the purpose of taking advantage of a homestead… …   Law dictionary

  • declaration — dec·la·ra·tion n 1: the act of declaring declaration of dividends declaration of war 2 a: the first pleading in a common law action compare complaint …   Law dictionary

  • homestead exemption — n: an exemption from liability that prevents creditors from obtaining satisfaction from a debtor s homestead see also declaration of homestead at declaration 4 ◇ The laws governing the homestead exemption vary greatly from state to state. Most… …   Law dictionary

  • declaration — In common law pleading, the first of the pleadings on the part of the plaintiff in an action at law, being a formal and methodical specification of the facts and circumstances constituting his cause or action. It commonly comprises several… …   Black's law dictionary

  • declaration — In common law pleading, the first of the pleadings on the part of the plaintiff in an action at law, being a formal and methodical specification of the facts and circumstances constituting his cause or action. It commonly comprises several… …   Black's law dictionary

  • homestead — In a popular sense, the place of the home–the residence of the family; it represents the dwelling house in which the family resides, with the usual and customary appurtenances, including the outbuildings of every kind necessary or convenient for… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • homestead declaration — A form filed with the county recorder s office to put on record your right to a homestead exemption. In most states, the homestead exemption is automatic that is, a homeowner is not required to record a homestead declaration in order to claim the …   Law dictionary

  • declaration of abandonment of homestead — A formal declaration of abandonment of a homestead, executed and acknowledged as required by statute and recorded in the office in which the homestead was recorded …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • homestead exemption laws — Laws passed in most states allowing a householder or head of a family to designate a house and land as his homestead, and exempting the same homestead from execution by creditors for his general debts (in, for example, bankruptcy proceedings).… …   Black's law dictionary


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