Can I buy property without telling my husband?

In Buying Property - Asked by Nadia M. - Jun 11, 2015
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Barry C.
Owner/Investor
Jarrell, TX

If you are married most states are community property states and everything is 50/50. This may be better answered by an attorney.

Jun 11, 2015
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Margarita F.
Broker/Agent
East Elmhurst, NY

You can create a LLC, with you being the only member.The LLC is the one purchasing the property. All notification regarding the property could be sent to your attorney address.

Jun 11, 2015
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MELVIN T.
Broker/Agent
Detroit, MI

Michigan is the only state that I know of where a Married woman can own property without her husband having any interest. Check your state laws that relate to your question.

Jun 11, 2015
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Bob H.
Broker/Agent
Tucson, AZ

You can buy real property without your husband; however, if you use community funds to buy it, a community property interest is created, and if you use community funds to pay loans operating expenses, or maintenance items, you have also probably created a community interest. Even if you use your own funds to make the purchase, if community funds are involved as above, a community property asset is probably created. Best advice is to seek the opinion of a real estate attorney.
Bob Herd

Jun 12, 2015
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Chris R.
Broker/Agent
Denton, TX

In most cases NO. Most title companies will require both parties in the transaction.

Jun 16, 2015
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Tenee S.
Broker/Agent
Albuquerque, NM

What state do you live in? I would form some type of corp and purchase under that entity. If you are a community property state it makes a difference, and where the funds come from.

Jun 16, 2015
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Frederico V.
Broker/Agent
Newark, NJ

An attorney has the right answer. Just keep in mind that all you purchase after marriage is 50/50. If you file taxes together that will be not possible to hide. Contact an attorney before anything else.

Jul 10, 2015
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