I am about to start divorce proceedings after 6 years of marriage. About 2 years ago we purchased a property. I paid the full amount in cash, so there is no mortgage payments. I fell ill several months ago and the hospital bill was very high. I could not afford to pay it, so the collectors started calling. I unwisely decided to take my name off of the deed because I did not want the house to be caught it in any issue I might have with the debt collectors. In such a scenario, do I still have any rights to the house in a divorce given that it is now in my wife’s name?
Yes, you should still have an argument that you have an ownership interest in the property.