Zillow Advice: Home Buying - I just found out my husband bought this house without me knowing. It says sole owner. Q: Is it leg http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Dear Charlena.If you are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ Dear Charlena.<br/>If you are married,and he purchased this during that time,&nbsp; this is the State of California where we have "community property" laws.California law defines community property as any asset acquired or income earned by a married person while living with a spouse. In a divorce, you spit everything you acquired during marriage. Thu, 16 May 2013 15:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ 2013-05-16T15:04:00Z When you asked him about ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ When you asked him about the purchase, what were his reasons? Wed, 15 May 2013 19:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ 2013-05-15T19:08:00Z Talk to an attorney now. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ Talk to an attorney now. If your husband is doing that kind of deal without you or behind your back, now is the time to tie up all marital assets including inventorying joint accounts and running a credit report to protect yourself. Tue, 14 May 2013 01:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ 2013-05-14T01:03:00Z Any answer I give would truly ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ Any answer I give would truly be speculation. My experience that if it's California then the spouse would have to sign off the deed. To be sure contact an attorney and take advantage of the free consultation Tue, 14 May 2013 01:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ 2013-05-14T01:02:00Z Questions of legality are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ Questions of legality are always best referred to attorneys. With this said, one might think there are issues that extend beyond whether or not this is a legal act.<br/><br/>Bill Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ 2013-04-24T23:35:00Z I think your question may ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ I think your question may better suited to the Dr. Phil advice thread three doors down. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ 2013-04-24T23:23:00Z Charlena;I don't think anything ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ Charlena;<br/><br/>I don't think anything you said would be illegal.&nbsp; As Melissa said, you may or may not have community property interest in the property, depending on when and how it was acquired.<br/> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ 2013-04-24T20:19:00Z Yes, it's legal. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ Yes, it's legal. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ 2013-04-10T20:20:00Z I would recommend having ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ I would recommend having a lawyer look over the contract of sale. However I do know that California is a community property state. Unless he purchased this before you were married, this would be his&nbsp;separate&nbsp;property. You may have equal ownership to this property due to the community property laws. Again you would need to check with a lawyer. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-found-out-my-husband-bought-this-house-without-me-knowing-It-says-sole-owner-Q-Is-it-leg/487205/ 2013-04-10T11:28:00Z