Is the house mine to sell


Dear Garry C.:

Greetings. Technically yes, but the problem is that you will likely need your wife’s signature and there is usually some portion of the equity in the marital residence that is divisible (because your payments on the mortgage during the marriage created a marital interest in the increase in equity/decrease in mortgage). Please go and speak with an attorney before you take some action that you will regret because you did not get the legal advice you need. Feeling desperate and out of control is not something that has to keep going on for you. Thank you and good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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I will, and thanks again.


I bought my house befor mywife and I got married, it is deeded in my name and my name only. Can I sell it?