By Marty Woodrome
Mortgage Loan Originator
In my work as a mortgage loan originator, I am often called upon to provide financing to clients who are obtaining a mortgage as a means of bringing their divorce proceedings to settlement.
As you are fully aware, if a couple has been together for a while and property has been amassed during their marriage, a mortgage is often required.
Some clients require a refinance loan to free their capital so that they can offer the other spouse a cash settlement. In other instances, sale of the property is required and securing financing quickly for the new purchasers is helpful.
Here are answers to four common mortgage questions that divorced men often ask.
- Can I call my mortgage lender to have my name taken off the home loan?
- How much of my home’s value will I be able to borrow if I owe my spouse part of the equity?
- If my name is still on the mortgage and my spouse is responsible for the payment per the divorce decree, will it affect my credit if a payment is missed?
- Can I qualify for a new mortgage if my name is still on my old loan?