If my wife and I are separated but she has agreed to sign off on the deed to the house, will a quitclaim deed be sufficient to remove her name?

UPDATED: Jun 29, 2015

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If my wife and I are separated but she has agreed to sign off on the deed to the house, will a quitclaim deed be sufficient to remove her name?

She is not on the mortgage.

Asked on June 29, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The quitclaim deed will be sufficient because a quitclaim deed releases your wife's entire right, title, and interest in the property.

The quitclaim deed needs to be signed in the presence of a notary and then filed with the County Recorder's Office.  The quitclaim deed is effective upon being filed with the County Recorder.


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