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The legal answer is no, there is no legal requirement that your current husband sign the quit claim deed. This is your sole and separate property and, in addition, since you don't live in the property, he would not even have any potential homestead claims. But, here's the thing...lenders and title companies issuing the mortgagee policy to the lender always operate with an over-abundance of caution and always put this requirement on their check list. They never bother to consider whether they are legally entitled to it. And, thus they simply insist on it because it assures them the spouse is not going to make any claim and most people simply sign what is requested to get the loan done and because there is really no downside to the spouse signing the deed giving up any any interest he may own in the property (which is none). So, it comes down to how much of a matter of principle you want to make of this. Your husband has absolutely no claim to ownership in this property so there is no legal basis for him signing this, but on the other hand, the lender may simply say they won't proceed without it.
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