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NOT ALL REFINANCES ARE EQUAL IN DIVORCE

When the divorce settlement or separation agreement involves refinancing the marital home, understanding that not all refinances are equal and what your options are can help alleviate some of the frustrations involved.

REFINANCE AND OWELTY LIENS

In many divorce situations, one of the most important and emotional decisions is which party will keep the marital home. In some cases, both parties agree to sell the home and divide the equity. In other cases, one spouse decides to keep the home and ...

AVOID A HOUSING “CRISIS” – PLAN NOW FOR AN EQUITY BUY-OUT LATER

One of the main issues to consider early in the mediation process is what to do with the family residence. Often one party wishes to buy out the other’s equity in the property. Before any agreements can be reached, it must be ...

DIVORCE AND YOUR MORTGAGE: HERE’S WHAT TO KNOW

Nobody gets married expecting to get divorced. But with nearly half of U.S. marriages ending in divorce, couples should know how a potential split can impact their finances. One of the biggest decisions is ...

DISBURSING THE FUNDS FROM THE SALE OF THE MARITAL HOME

Disbursing the net proceeds when the marital home is sold or refinanced can be super simple or it can be very complex. Either way, the title company or settlement agent will need to make sure all proceeds are ...

REAL ESTATE MISTAKES YOU DON'T WANT TO MAKE IN A DIVORCE

Dividing your assets in a divorce settlement is tough, and there's no way to split a co-owned house in two. While selling and splitting the proceeds may be the fairest option, if you or your kids have an emotional attachment to ...

DIVORCING HOMEOWNERS SHOULD BE PRE-APPROVED TO REFINANCE THE MARITAL HOME

New home buyers are often required to be prea-pproved for mortgage financing prior to submitting an offer to purchase a home. This standard procedure is done to show not only the buyer’s good faith but their financial strength to the sellers.

TIL THE HOUSE DO US PART: THE TOP FIVE REASONS TO REFINANCE AFTER DIVORCE

Divorce is complicated. Divorcing your mortgage shouldn’t be.For most couples, the marital home is their single biggest asset. Naturally, it only makes sense that settlement discussions would center on what to do with the ...