Q: I am from Louisiana. If I buy a house and leave my spouse off the mortgage and title..would my spouse get half of it?
You need to talk in depth with your realtor, your mortgage broker, and your title attorney. They are fully capable of getting you the outcome you desire. A family law attorney can help illustrate the possible outcomes.
As a short-and-dirty answer to this question: "I'm married and I buy a house. Somehow I manage to not list my spouse on the deed/title and somehow I manage to not list my spouse on the mortgage. Is it community property?"... When a married person buys a house with community funds or using a mortgage/note, the house and the note are considered community property. There are exceptions, such as documents where a non-purchasing spouse agrees the house is separate property or where a non-purchasing spouse agrees the mortgage/note is separate property.
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