Does spouse have to be on title in Florida?
Florida homestead rights dictate the spouse of the title-holder has rights to the property, regardless of whether both parties live at that property.
Do unmarried couples have rights in Florida?
Unmarried couples still have very limited legal rights in Florida. The exception concerns unmarried couples and their children; the law provides many protections in that area. The property rights of married spouses are codified in law, and they may also be specified in other documents such as prenuptial agreements.
Does your spouse have to be on the mortgage?
It’s often easier to qualify for a joint mortgage, because both spouses can contribute income and assets to the application. However, if one spouse can qualify for a mortgage based on his own income and credit, the mortgage does not need to be in both spouses’ names unless you live in a community property state.
Why does the wife get the house in a divorce?
If that spouse takes specific steps to keep the house as a separate asset during the marriage, then he or she will get to keep the house in a divorce. If a spouse moves in and starts making contributions to paying the mortgage and the upkeep of the home, then the house can become a marital asset.