Everyone has mentioned the community property aspect, another one is the Homestead Exemption. Even though the property was purchased in your name, your Homestead tax exemption could be in both your names. It is standard practice for both spouses to sign documents at the sale of property even if the second person is not on the note or the deed. This protects the new owner from a sellers spouse coming back after the sale and saying I did not authorise the sale of our home. I wish you luck and a speedy sale.