Bulletin: VA000009

Date:
August 04, 1992
To:
All Virginia Agents
RE:
Spousal Joinder on Conveyances

Dear Associates:

Stewart Title Guaranty Company currently requires the joinder of a spouse only if the conveyance we are being asked to insure is not a conveyance to a bonafide purchaser for value.

We would like you to request spousal joinder on all conveyances by an individual, however, we do not require you to do so.

The following requirement shall be used on all transactions:

"Note: If the conveyance to be insured hereunder is not a conveyance to a bonafide purchaser for value, designation of grantors marital status and spousal joinder, if applicable, is required."

Feel free to contact us if you need further clarification on this point.

We want to know your questions and concerns - please let us know what support we can offer you.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
None
Underwriting Manual:
8.16 Husband And Wife
Exceptions Manual:
VA Marital Rights
Forms:
None