My soon to be ex spouse and I are currently in the middle of a divorce, and she purchased property after we separated. In our marital settlement agreement we state that this is not marital property and I have no interest in it. She also claims my name is not on the title or mortgage. However, she insists that I sign a quit claim deed to protect her interest.
Are there any repercussions for me if I sign it when I'm technically not listed on any documents regarding her property?
With a quit claim deed, you convey no more than you own without any assurance. Your spouse is trying to protect against someone (title company, buyer, buyer's attorney) asking for something down the line without having to track you down for it. You should consult with your divorce attorney, but I do not see any issue in this "safeguard" she seeks.
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Are you both without attorneys? Someone must have prepared the settlement agreement. Your soon-to-be-ex can make demands, but whether you need to comply is something that an attorney should look at, also depending where you are in the divorce process. That being said, a quitclaim deed normally gives up only that which you have, and depending on where you are in the divorce process, you may only have statutory rights of "homestead", so crafting an appropriate deed is also something an attorney should do.
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