What happens when spouse stops paying mortgage?

What happens when spouse stops paying mortgage?

In the event of a divorce, your mortgage repayments will still need to be made in one way or another. Failure to do so can lead to a compromised credit score, high-interest rates and eventually, the bank selling your home. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you both need to pay half/half.

How does a buyout work in divorce?

To keep the house, you may be required to buy out your spouse’s equity in it, which is measured by the value of the house minus any mortgages owed on it. You might be able to “swap” assets. In other words, you would give up your half of some other assets you own jointly to pay for your spouse’s half of the house.

Can you force someone to refinance?

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Brette’s Answer: It is difficult to force someone to refinance because it’s up to the bank whether he qualifies for a loan. What indemnification means is that if he fails to pay and the bank comes after you, you can in turn sue him for the costs you face. It’s not a perfect situation.