Is it fraud to have my husband take his name off the deed of the house and have me the sole owner? I am thinking I better do this while he still has his right mind. Yes, I am trying to avoid paying for the NH should he ever need it. I know it's a 5 yr wait/lookback. But I don't want to commit fraud and I don't want to go to jail. Right now I own half of the house and he owns the other half, so to speak. Is it fraud to take his name off the deed?