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If I purchased a property out of state while physically seperated

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If I purchased a property out of state while physically seperated from my spouse,does she have any rights to that property by Texas law?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Dave Kennett replied 4 years ago.
Dear JACUSTOMER - Unless you were legally separated by a court order the property is marital property since it was purchased during the marriage and there were no court orders of legal separation. Any property acquired during the marriage whether you are living together or not is considered as marital property. In order to sell the property she would have to sign the deed while you are legally married and it will be included in the marital assets of the divorce.
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