Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Can I transfer property on quit claim deed to my mother to avoid splitting property value on divorce?

Or will my wife be able to still claim that property even though I transfer all authority to my mother.

Thank you!

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3 Lawyer Answers
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The transfer will not protect you from sharing any marital portion of the real estate with your wife.

Seril L Grossfeld
Seril L Grossfeld
Answered
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Probably will not get you points with the Judge overseeing the dissolution of marriage proceeding either. The Judge might consider this as bad faith and this is the person who has to decide on how the marital assets should be equitably divided.

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones
Answered

A: No that will not work. The Judge will require you to transfer the property back to the way it was before the quit claim deed. Your wife is entitled to one half of everything accumulated during the marriage, assets and liabilities. You should consult with and retain a family law attorney. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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