Going through a divorce can be a difficult time emotionaly as well as financially. There are many things to consider when going through a divorce to help protect your credit rating due to a split up of incomes and assets.
You can often settle your divorce by doing a cashout refinance and pay off your spouse. Give us a call at 888-418-4467 or email at info@TheMortgageU.com to review your case.
Divorce is a very common and shocking way for your credit scores to drop. For joint accounts, the law states that a creditor cannot close them due to a change in marital status. They can, however, close an account due to the request of an authorized user.
Any credit cards, installment loans or any other debt may be in both spouses name and if no payments are made or payments are late it may affect both credit histories affecting your credit scores and the ability to get a mortgage on the terms that you would want.
If you divorce, you may want to close joint accounts or accounts in which your former spouse was an authorized user. Or ask the creditor to convert these accounts to individual accounts in order to help protect your credit.
Even though your former spouse may be obligated to pay a certain debt through the divorce, if they do not, it is still going to affect your credit if you do not remove yourself from the account. Just because you and your spouse are no longer together does not mean that you are not obligated to pay a debt that you originally agreed to pay.
Instead of dividing assets and debts, it often makes more sense to sell assets to pay off debts. Then divide the remaining assets.
If you do not, the court will divide the debts, including credit cards, mortgages and car loans. The lenders aare under no obligation to remove you from your ex-spouse's obligations. In fact, your ex-spouse may not qualify to refinance those obligations.
Even after your divorce is final, you may find yourself tied to him or her financially for many years to come.