The short answer is â€œyesâ€ you can buy a house if you are separated; however, as previous professionals have added, get thyself to a reputable Louisiana attorney to seek the very best advice.
A quick review of items that you should be aware of immediately are as follow:
There different types of marriages in Louisiana. You have civil marriage and covenant marriage. These are cousins, but marriages non the less.
The state of Louisiana is a community property state. This means that you also formed a business partnership as well as a social and spiritual partnership, so any property that you purchase with commingled funds becomes community, 50-50 ownership.
Any debts that you run up are half his and visa versa. Does not matter who makes the money.
All income from your side and his side is community property, so ask yourself where did my money come from to buy a house. You can glean from this that it becomes a sticky wicket of issues.
There is something known as a donation clause to ask your attorney about which states that your spouse could donate community property to you as separate property; however, if the marriage is on the skids you may not get cooperation.
Knowing that divorce is a strain on any individual, please seek an attorney for proper representation. You will feel better knowing you are covered. Try http://lawyers.findlaw.com/
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