Equitable Distribution


#1

Mine was an absolute divorce completed under the basis of Abandonment. During these proceedings, I was told I was entitled to half of all our possessions/property. The house would’ve needed to be sold in order to obtain my entitlement and I didn’t want my kids to lose their home, so I declined any of my rights. I just wanted a clean break from the marriage, so I signed a Quitclaim Deed to hand over the house and just gave her everything else. Court orders were used to handle all other matters. My question, in signing a quitclaim deed, did I permanently forfeit my entitlement to half of the property?


#2

If the divorce was entered without a claim for equitable distribution pending, property will go as titled so if you quitclaimed the residence to her, you have no title interest in it.