If I am purchasing a house with my wife and shewill beon the mortgage but not on the deed, can her creditor put a lien on it?

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If I am purchasing a house with my wife and shewill beon the mortgage but not on the deed, can her creditor put a lien on it?

Asked on January 18, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New Hampshire

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Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

There is too little information to answer one way or the other. Each state has different laws. If you live in a community property state, then unless you specified the property as your separate property, your wife will have a share regardless how the title was written. The creditor will put a lien on the property.


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