I had a similar situation, I wanted to buy a house before I was divorced. Guess what? From what I was told you are allowed to put your name on the deed.
Ex purchased new home 5 months after separation. Should I have had an interest in this property or not? He bought it prior to the absolute divorce. Also he quitclaimed the marital home over to me prior to the ED. What effect, if any, should this have done to the property settlement? I did not want the house, but ended up with it. Thanks.