Code of the District of Columbia

§ 15–502. Mortgage or other instrument affecting exempt property.

(a) A mortgage, deed of trust, assignment for the benefit of creditors, or bill of sale upon exempted articles is not binding or valid unless it is signed by the spouse or domestic partner of a debtor who is living with his or her spouse or domestic partner. This section shall not apply to instruments related to property exempted in § 15-501(a)(14).

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term “domestic partner” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-701(3).