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I am separated. During the marriage I bought a home and have…

I am separated....

I am separated. During the marriage I bought a home and have paid all the bills for the home since the beginning. If I want to sell the home, do I need to get permission or approval from spouse on the selling price since mortage and everything is in my name anyways? If he is going after the house I want to see it for just enough to cover the mortgage and walk away with nothing for either of us.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Illinois

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

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If the home is in your name, bought with your funds, and the mortgage is in your name you don't need your spouse's consent to do anything with the home.

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