According to the Hamilton County Tax Accessor the home is listed in both of their names. I saw an “and” but I did not see an “or”. But, there may be one and it is not shown on the site.
The house was built-in 2006 and the Palmgren’s purchased the house in August 2009 for $550,000.
Which leads to the question of how is the house going to be sold? Is the house title as Tenants in Common, where Matt can sell his share? Or is there a power of attorney for Gail that he will be using? Has he refinanced the home in his name only?
In the Complaint for Legal Separation, dated May 6, 2011, Matt asked for the home to be awarded to him, along with custody of the children. He withdrew the complaint a few weeks later, with plans to resubmit when Gail reappears, so we know that a Judge has not awarded him the house through divorce.
At this time, I don’t know, how Matt will be able to legally sell the house.
With Matt no longer working, it is understandable that he may need to sell the home. His employer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee send him a letter on June 6th, saying he was fired citing the disappearance of Gail causing a workplace distraction.
Co worker Tammy Helton, was also let go for similar reasons. There was rumors of a relationship between Matt and Tammy that has been unconfirmed.
Misuse of company equipment and inappropriate email use was also listed as a reasons for Tammy and Matt’s firing, as reported by the Times Free Press.
So, let me hear from you, how do you think Matt will be legally able to sell the house?