Can a quit claim deed reverse a prior quit claim deed?

My ex-wife got the house in 2006 through a quit-claim deed. I’m still on the mortgage. Now she has trouble making the payments. Can she sign a quit-claim to make ME the sole owner?

Asked on June 11, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Arizona

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

A quit claim deed means title is transferred without any of the warranties. Soooooo, how is it that your ex wife got the house through quit claim and you didn't bother making her buy you out of the loan (or have her refinance) a part of the divorce? She can sign a quit claim to make you the sole owner, of course.  Understand, it is not reverse anything before but merely passing on the title.


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