The House I am Selling Is In My Name Only, Does My Spouse Have to Attend the Closing?

May 1, 2017

Yes, your spouse must also sign the deed. This is because spouses have potential property rights in any real property their spouse owns, and they must release those rights if the property is conveyed. This is true even if you, the owning spouse, got the property before you were married, or inherited the property from your family, or you have a prenuptual agreement.