Refinancing the house


Dear philzone:

Thanks for the positive comments on our forum! No, generally a bank or financing company will not allow you to refinance until you have a signed separation agreement. Afterall, why would they want to release your wife as a possible responsible party before that? Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I will be retaining the marital home, and refinancing. The mortgage is currently in both of our names.

Question: Is there any reason why I can’t refinance now, even though the details have not been finalized? Or do I have to have a signed Quitclaim Deed in hand prior to refinancing?

Thank you as always for your thoughts. This is a very helpful forum.