Can a Wife Purchase a Husband’s Solely-Owned Home in Her Name Alone to Save it from His Bankruptcy Filing?

A wife could purchase a husband’s solely-owned using only her funds (i.e. not using any joint funds or co-mingled marital funds).

If she became the sole owner of the home, then that home would not be included as an asset in a husband’s bankruptcy case.

But it is unlikely the transaction would be ‘clear sailing.’A home sale transaction is public record and the nature of this transaction would be somewhat unusual.

No doubt, the sale of the home would draw scrutiny and review from the husband’s bankruptcy Trustee, should the Trustee ever asks any questions about any property or homes owned — which is common.