One time about 25 years ago I had a closing where the husband left the wife and children and divorced her. Her father built a house and gifted it to her for she and the children to live in after the divorce was final. The husband became indigent and asked to stay on her couch until he could get on his feet and she let him. She then sold the house and because he was living there and had no other residence he had to sign for her to sell. What a mess !! Grandpa wasn't too happy either !! I am not sure it intitled him to any proceeds but her had to sign and how else do you get them to sign. I think it had something to do with the Texas Homestead Law.
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I found many divorce attorney's did not follow thru with all the required paper work for real estate between the individuals which has caused future problems.
Adding another person to title does not cancel the other party out.
2. A quit claim deed will not be recognized in Texas for title insurance purposes.
3. You can't "remove" a name from a deed...the person can only deed his/her interest (partial or full) to another, usually via a special or general warranty deed.
4. You can't add your current wife's name to an existing deed. You can deed her a portion of your interest in the property.
5. If this property was not addressed in the divorce decree (and that would be very odd), one option would be to get your checkbook out and try to "convince" your ex wife to sell her interest to you via a special warranty deed.
6. It is now time to consult with an attorney or the title to this house will be tied up for many years to come.