Houston, TX asked in Divorce for Texas

Q: I thought that upon refinancing and being added to the DOT that the deed would be modified as well?

my husband refinanced his home a few years ago adding me to the deed of trust/mortgage. I was present and signed all the new loan agreements. However, I am being told I am not on the deed or title. Several people I know in real estate, as well as my divorce attorney, seem to have the understanding that I am co-owner of our home and will be entitled accordingly upon separation of assets and such during this divorce.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Charles C Guidry
Mr. Charles C Guidry
  • Cypress, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Your husband probably added you to the note for the lenders' security purposes only. To be placed on the deed as an owner, your spouse would have filed a Special Warranty Deed transferring to himself and you title to the property as community property.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.