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My husband owned s home before we got married, but we have a

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My husband owned his home before we got married, but we have a quitclaim feed that states that we are now equally the owners. We're about to file for a divorce, how will we divide the property? Or am I even obligated to the house via the quitclaim deed?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

Dear Customer,

A quitclaim deed transferring the home from separate property to community property is known as "transmutation" of property (see:

In most cases, this would make the home that otherwise would be a separate property owned solely by one spouse, a community property asset (see: