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If your spouse is on the deed and you do not want the lien placed on the house, do the quit-claim deed although I don't know that this will stop the lien. Check with an attorney as I found this about Spousal Rights : Dower and curtesy have been abolished in Alabama. ALA Code Sec. 43-8-57 (1975) Alabama is not a community property state. Alabama does recognize homestead rights ALA. Code Sec. 6-10-3. No conveyance of the homestead by a married person is valid without the voluntary signature and assent of the spouse and the proper acknowledgment under ALA Code Sec. 35-4-29. If I am reading this right, by the homestead right, a lien cannot be placed if the spouse no longer owns the property but....there might be a time frame involved. In other words, if the lien and quit-claim were done with-in days of each other the quit-claim might be revoked if contested by the lender. Again check with an attorney. * No. It is against the law to transfer, sell or take other action concerning property when litigation has begun. Such action could and likely would be seen as a "fraudlent conveyance" (an attempt to shield assets from creditor action) and any such action would be deemed null and void by the court. Alabama is a Tenancy-By-The-Entirety state, therefore, real marital property is not subject to attachment or seizure by creditors when only one spouse is the debtor. The non debtor spouse should confirm that the deed to the property is held as TBE or states "John Smith and his wife Mary Smith" or some such designation as to show the couple hold the property as man and wife.

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