Community property is anything acquired during marriage; so a house bought beofre a divorce is community property.
Most lenders are not going to give you a mortgage without your current spouse signing a quitclaim deed or a grant, bargain sale deed, relinquishing her interest in the new house because lenders believe that spouse has an argument for either an equitable or legal interest in residence (or both) and that she could possbily encumber their collateral.
Not quite sure why you can't handle the marjofiry of this after the divorce and why there is such a big hurry to buy house.
Also don't quite understand what the plan is concerning the home that you and presumably your current wife are living in.
Sorry, really do need more info. and this public board, isn't the best place to share particulars.
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