Q: Hi, I am planning to purchase a property in NJ and I am married. I had a question on the contract and deed.
If it’s only me signing the purchase agreement as the buyer and I also only sign the deed, does he automatically get added to the deed due to marriage?
A: As a buyer you do not sign the deed. Reading your question indicates that you have no familiarity with the process of transferring title. I suggest you retain an attorney with real estate experience.
Matthew Schutz agrees with this answer
A: That is a yes and no. To the extent that the home is used as the marital residence, your spouse will have some interest in it. It is not used as the marital home it may be considered separate property and he will have no interest in it.
Peter J. Weinman agrees with this answer
1 user found this answer helpful
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.