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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.
By adding your wife to the deed, you gave her a gift of one half the value of the property. That means it's no longer only your house, and you cannot unilaterally take the deed back just because the marriage did not work out. She would have to sign a deed transferring the title back to you. The mistake in the name unfortunately will not void the gift, either, because all she needs to do is produce the marriage certificate to show the intent to transfer the property to her at the time of the deed signing.
If the two of you cannot work out a fair settlement on your own, the judge will divide the house in an equitable manner, which should mean you'll keep the loan and the house, and she'll get half the equity. Keep that in mind if you want to try to negotiate something different.
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