Saint Joseph, MO asked in Divorce, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Missouri

Q: I own a home in Missouri. My mother gave me the money to purchase my home. Only my name is on the title.

My wife left me over a year ago and moved in with her mother. She has all her mail forwarded to her mothers address where she lives. I am trying to sell my home where do I stand legally? We are still legally married, can she fight me on selling the house?

1 Lawyer Answer
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The short answer is that your wife's signature will be necessary to sell the house. Depending on the circumstances, she may or may not be entitled to "block" you from selling the house, but her signature will be necessary because of your marital status.

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