My husband and I are separated and have been for the last 2 years. Legally we are still married and I am going to be purchasing my own home. Would I?

Asked by Melissa, Alma, MI Sun Feb 28, 2010

qualify for the homestead tax rate if he also owns his own home and is paying homestead property taxes? I know a married couple may only claim one property as homestead, but what rules apply when living separate? Thank you!

Help the community by answering this question:

+ web reference
Web reference:


Derek Bauer, Agent, South Lyon, MI
Mon Mar 1, 2010

I, too, advise that you consult with an attorney. It wouldn't shock me if the law allowed a legally separated couple to each claim their own homestead ... but it wouldn't shock me if it didn't, either, as that may allow a loophole for people to abuse. Please keep us posted with what you find!

Thank you, and good luck.
Web Reference:
0 votes
Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun Feb 28, 2010
Not knowing all your details--protect yourself and consult with an attorney specializing in real estate--for tax information you may wish to speak with your tax consultant.
0 votes
Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Sun Feb 28, 2010

Consider consulting an attorney but you may find that if you remain legally married there can be only one benefit claimed.

Answers to some of the commonly asked tax incentive questions can be found on the following website:

Best wishes,
The Eckler Team
0 votes
Fred Glick, Agent, Mountain View, CA
Sun Feb 28, 2010
Ask your attorney. This can get dicey depending on many different factors.
Web Reference:
0 votes
Search Advice
Ask our community a question
Home Buying in Alma Zip Codes

Email me when…

Learn more