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