If a married man puts the house in his wife`s name for business reasons, can she sell the house and keep the money after they separate?

Asked on July 16, 2015 under Family Law, Massachusetts


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If the house was pruchased during the marriage and marital funds were used to purchase it then it can be argued that it is marital property subject to distribtuion upon divorce. Whose name is on the deed does not matter.  However, as a practical matter you are going to have to take legal action to stop her from transferring the asset because she does not need your consent to do so in the first instance. Good luck. 

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