This might be really technical, but I was hoping some of the fine people here would know.

When does a quit claim deed on a house going to one party in a divorce go into effect? The day the quit claim is signed? The day the divorce is final? Or the day it's entered into the deed book? In my case, these were three different dates.

My MC signed a quit claim at the divorce filing, but his soon-to-be-ex-wife wants to put the house on the market now (to buy out his portion of the equity), before the divorce is final. Can she do this?

Or is it more likely they would agree to put the house on the market in the divorce filing? If so, when can the house be listed? Can it be before the divorce?

The book takes place in Alabama, but I'm sure it's similar in many states.