Philadelphia, PA asked in Real Estate Law, Divorce and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: Husband in North Carolina sold property in 2020 without my consent. He owned the property prior to marriage.

Prior to marriage I did not sign free trader agreement or prenuptial agreement. The sell of the house took place in 2020 was undisclosed to me during that time. We are now divorced as of April 2023.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: All that you would have been signing away was your right to claim a life estate on the property in the event of his passing. That right was extinguished upon divorce.

I cannot speak to the laws of other states regarding marital property but the money he made from the sale might have become marital property. This is something to speak to your divorce lawyer about.

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