Do I have the right as a new spouse to co-sign the deed to the house my husband owns.Thanks for your attention to this matter

Asked on May 18, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

you do not need to be a spouse to have the right to co-sign a deed.  There is no marital requirement whatsoever.  If your husband owned the house before he married you, he may transfer the house to you in its entirety or a partial interest in the house.  Again, it doesnt matter whether you are married or not.  For tax purposes however, it does matter and you, as his wife, should not be taxed on the transfer. 


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