Q: Can one spose bind marrital community for real estate purchase single family dwelling
A: Generally, both spouses must sign a contract for real property in order to bind the marital community to the terms of the contract. This does not necessarily mean that a purchaser may not have a cause of action against the spouse who does sign the contract in the event of a breach. It also does not mean that a home acquired through a contract signed by only one spouse necessarily belongs only to that spouse. Therefore, you should consult legal counsel to determine the nature and extent of any community obligation.
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