How much detail should I include in my household inventory?

I am frequently asked by folks preparing for filing their petitions if they need to "list every sock." The answer is that you may group items together that are similar and have a similar value. So, it's perfectly fine to say "His clothing" and "Her clothing" and identify a value for each. Things that need to be listed separately are those with particular value, such as a new 42" plasma TV. But several older televisions, a DVD player and some stereo equipment could be grouped as "electronics and video."

I have heard from attorneys practicing outside Florida that it is common in their jurisdiction to simply list "household furnishings" and then identify particular valuable items.

Trustees will want to know about these items of value: jewelry, guns, artwork and collectibles.

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