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AZ is a community property state. I would like to purchase a home for a my niece by marriage however, I would like the home to be owned only by her. Is she able to own a home without it becoming community property, i.e. NAME, a married woman - her own personal property?

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I live in WA State and the process I'm describing is approved even though we are also a community property state. If I am unable to purchase a home for my niece by marriage and put it totally in her name without my nephew, I'll go another route. I appreciate your answer to my question.

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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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Is she able to own a home without it becoming community property, i.e. NAME, a married woman - her own personal property?

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Sure, there are two exceptions to community property rules... gifts and inheritances... So if you gift a house to your niece, it is her separate property, not a marital asset, as long as she doesn't add her spouse's name to the deed.

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So as long as you title the deed solely in her name, it remains her separate property indefinitely unless she were to take the affirmative action of having a new deed drafted to add her spouse.

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Hello again,

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I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

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Did you have any further questions I can help with?

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