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does my ex ( stll marrried) spouse have to sign

Posted on: 16th Jul, 2011 03:26 pm
my husband and i have been seperted but not divorced for 4 yrs. my father died 2 yrs ago and left his house to my sister and I 'transfer on death' someone told me my ex would have to 'sign off' on it. I had looked up different things concerning what i was responsible for and saw somewhere that in mo. if you were seperated they were not entitled to any inheirtance or 'gifts'
Hi happylady,

Even I know the same. If you're separated, then your ex cannot claim any of your inheritance or gifts. Nevertheless, to be on the safer side, I will suggest to have a word with a lawyer and take his/her opinion in this regard.

Thanks
Posted on: 17th Jul, 2011 08:55 pm
I did a Reverse Mortgage similar to your scenario a couple years ago in California (a community property State). The husband inherited his Dad's house, and moved into it as his primary residence, and his wife kept their house as her primary residence. They were separated, but not legally separated, and were going to get a formal divorce "someday". He wasn't financially savvy, so his wife handled all finances for the two of them, including paying all his credit cards, so all his financial stuff was mailed to her house. He got a Reverse Mortgage on his house, and even though it was 100% his, because he inherited it, his wife still had to sign a few of his mortgage disclosures, because it's a community property State and they're still married.

The answer to your question is going to depend on the State you live in.
Posted on: 30th Jul, 2011 07:26 am
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