Simon v. Koplin, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D561 (Fla. 2d DCA March 4, 2015)
The deed conveyed a 2/3 interest in real property to A, a single man, and a 1/3 interest, to B & C, a married couple, as joint tenants with full rights of survivorship. When A died, the trial court ruled that the property passed to B & C, and the appellate court affirmed. “Section 689.15, [Florida Statutes], abolishes the right of survivorship in real and personal property held by joint tenants except in cases of estates by the entireties or in tenancies in common where the instrument creating the estate shall expressly provide for the right of survivorship.” Although “the unities of possession, interest, title, and time are required to create a true joint tenancy. . . . [t]he right of survivorship [in this case did] not depend on the nature of the tenancy but on the express provision in the deed.”
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