Pittsburgh, PA asked in Divorce, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Banking for Pennsylvania

Q: My husband and I are in the divorce process. I just found out he refinanced the house w/o my knowledge. Is this legal?

My husband (soon ex) and I built a house together 3 years ago. Due to criminal charges and domestic he was evicted from the home and I live here with our children. We are both on the deed as well as his father (who helped us) but I am not on the home loan, just my husband and his father. I just got a letter in the mail from a bank who bought out the bank we got the loan through. According to the statement the outstanding principal is what the loan was originally fiance when we built. The maturity date is also 2047. This makes me believe they refinanced the home without my knowledge. Is this legal? Can they refinance a home that is in my name as well but I am not on the loan itself? Please, any advice or knowledge would be great! This is in Pennsylvania if that is a factor.

1 Lawyer Answer
Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo

A: If he signed mortgage documents without you joining in, you are unaffected by the new mortgage documents.

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