Buying a house during separation period


#1

If I buy a house while we are separated but still legally married, does he have any rights to that house? Is there anything I would need to do to ensure it was my own property and not tied to him?


#2

Yes, there are certain inchoate rights that can attach to any real property you purchase prior to divorce. An executed Separation Agreement and a Memorandum of that Agreement recorded with the register of deeds in the county where you purchase land will cut these rights off, a Free Trade Agreement will do the same.