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  1. #1
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    Default Spouse's Interest in Real Estate Owned Before Marriage

    I live in Missouri.

    I had bought a house and 3 years later got married. After 4 weeks the guy turned out to be a monster (and I turned out to be 4 weeks pregnant). I wanted to sell the house so I could pay off some debt and deal with not being able to work due to a very difficult pregnancy.

    I was told by the real estate agents that I could not sell the house without my husbands signature EVEN THOUGH I had it long before marrying him.

    I was told be an attorney that it was considered SEPERATE property since I owned it before marrying.

    (I never did add his name to the deed and the house is still in my maiden name)

    Can anyone clarify this for me?????

    Also, if I cannot buy or sell real estate without his signature will a "quit claim" take care of this?

    If so what do I need to do. I bought the form just in case, I just don't understand how they work and the verbage ie. grantee vs grantor etc.

    Please help.

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    Default Re: Conflicting answers regarding marital interest

    Are you now divorced?

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    Default Re: Conflicting answers regarding marital interest

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    Are you now divorced?
    No, in Missouri you can't divorce while you're pregnant and since have been reliant upon his financial help.

    I want to do a real estate deal so I can finalize the divorce.

    It's a catch 22.......I can't get a deal without him being involved and I can't get out of the marriage until I can do a deal or refinance MY house.

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    Default Re: Conflicting answers regarding marital interest

    Should we assume he is refusing to cooperate with you?

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