Hi Mrs. Brooks,
I have a couple of questions to ask you.
1. Was your name on the 1003 Mortgage Application?
2. Was your name on the Note?
If you answer no to these two questions then you're okay. If you answered yes to the questions, then you would not be able to purchase for 2 years after your short sale. Talk to a mortgage lender/broker though to make sure you are able to purchase.
With regard to your mortgage, all spouses in the State of Florida have to sign the mortgage and truth and lending statement. Check your mortgage to make sure.
Hope this information helps. Take care.