Who has rights to the house in the event of a divorce?

I signed a contract to start the process for a house purchase but haven’t signed the settlement yet. If I get married before the paperwork is finalized with only my name on house and the loan, can the other person take it from me in the

event of a divorce?

Asked on August 12, 2018 under Family Law, Maryland

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Anything bought while still married--even if in the process of divorce--is considered a marital asset (unless it was provably bought only using money inherited by you solely), and so your spouse would have an interest in it and could potentially get part of its value. 


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