Whenever I purchased my home. My spouse's name did not go on the loan or the title! Simply because at the time his credit rating was to low! Which would of made my interest rate go up! Also he had been laid of from his place of employment(and still is),which would of also effected my chances of getting a decent credit rate,and even getting the loan! So,the real estate agent told me to just apply by myself! Which is what I did! I don't know if some states require that a spouses name go onto the title,but I have never heard of this! I know that the state I am in does not require that! The only thing that sucks is when your spouse threatens to take half,whenever they have paid nothing!! I do not think that is right! That just confirms that marriage is an institution! lol! I just don't think that is fair! I got married very young. And have bought many things through out the years,with no help from my spouse. So,I don't think he should have any rights to the stuff,I have purchased.Especially since we have two children,which he has never really supported or cared for,while we were seperated! Although,now any time we argue, all he ever does is threaten me that he will get half of everything I own,etc! And that really upsets me! Especially since he was once physically and verbally abusive in the past! Not to mention,he has cheated and we have separated many times,also! I could go on and on about this.lol but I am not going to. If I were you I would make your spouse sign a prenuptial agreement! That way you don't have to worry about losing EVERYthing you have purchased on your own! Unfortunately I was too young to do that! I got married at 19yrs old! I was young and immature back then! I am 34 now.But Its a bit too late for that pre-nup now,unfortunately! But it's not to late to get a good lawyer! And that is what I would do!Anyhow,Good-luck to you!