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Both my husband and I are on the deed to our property. He

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Both my husband and I are on the deed to our property. He paid for the house in cash, and has now hid the deed from me. We are living together in the house but we aren't together. I'm trying to register our kids for school & he's refusing to give me the deed stating that it's not in the house. My questions are is it legal for him to hide the deed even if he paid for the house but both names are ***** ***** deed? Also can my name be taken off the title or deed without my consent? Last can he add someone to the deed without my consent?
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: New York
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: I don't know, he's been very sneaky lately.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No

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I am sorry to hear about this situation.

My questions are is it legal for him to hide the deed even if he paid for the house but both names are ***** ***** deed?

Yes. Or rather, nothing states that he has to give you a copy of the deed, even if you are joint owners and husband and wife. However, all someone in your situation has to do is go down to the county records office and get another copy. If you tell me what county the property is in, I can tell you the address.

Also can my name be taken off the title or deed without my consent?

No.

Last can he add someone to the deed without my consent?

He owns half of the property, I am guessing. If so, he can covey (give away) part or all of his interest - yes. But not your half.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I know where the county office is already. Thank you!
You are very welcome. Good luck, and please don't forget to RATE my answer in one of top three faces and then SUBMIT that rating – it is the only way I get credit for my time with you – or, please use the REPLY or SEND button to keep on chatting – I want you to be satisfied.
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!
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