Saint Helens, OR asked in Divorce for Oregon

Q: 2017 divorce stipulates she pay for her car, 2018 cosign to help her lower payment, 2019 refi house but rejected because

cosigned new loan to lowers exwife car payments , mortage copmany says this voids divorce stipulation that she pay for car, and now rejected for refi on house anyway to fix this??????

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Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: The 2018 transaction does not void the divorce judgment. Your former spouse complied with the divorce judgment by refinancing the car debt in 2018. You effectively co-signed for a legal stranger, since you were under no legal obligation to do so. You may have some options, but you should contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case, including the express terms of your divorce judgment.

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