South Holland, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: I am getting a divorce. In 2018 my spouses father died but before he did he quitclaim deeded him his home. Now my

husband is being sued about the home and other things by the estate. Am I liable? I’m not included in the lawsuit but now that I’m getting divorced I’m worried I may be responsible if he loses.

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J. Richard Kulerski
J. Richard Kulerski
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Your question cannot be answered authoritatively until all of your facts can be learned. However, based upon the facts you have provided, I think it is safe to say that you have no personal exposure. Your husband will be spending marital funds to defend the case brought by the estate, and this is where the estate's case might cost you money. You should keep tabs on what your husband spends on this case and bring it to the attention of your lawyer. The sums your husband spends on lawyers, etc. might be dissipation of your marital estate.

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