Can I purchase a home by myself before my divorce is final without my spouse having legal claim to the property?

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My wife and I have been separated for 4 months and are getting a no-fault divorce. She lives in our house that is deeded in both our names and we are paying half the mortgage each. We are selling the house. I would like to buy a home for myself. I am qualified financially to do so. If I buy a house before our divorce is final will it be considered as part of our mutual property? Are there any other implications in this situation that I should be aware of?

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