Q: I live in NC. I have been separated from my wife for 7+ years and want to buy a house without her having claim to it.
I would like to purchase a house knowing my wife (separated for 7+ years) will not get it in the eventual divorce.
A: You need a divorce, or you need a free trader agreement signed by your wife (this is a document that says both of you can engage in financial transactions as if unmarried), or quit claim deed signed by your wife giving up her interest and the new house. A separation agreement typically contains a free trader agreement as well.
A: You need to get divorced or enter into a Free Trader Agreement or a Separation Agreement that contains a free trader clause. Of those options it is likely the divorce is the easiest because it doesn't require her consent or for her to sign anything. Check out our website www.easyncdivorce.com to see if our divorce service for a total flat rate fee of $395 is a good fit for you. If you buy property while still married, she will have some marital interest in it even if you manage to keep her off the deed and / or mortgage.
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