Separation - Husband opens Home Equity Loan without Wife's knowledge.........

Discussion in 'Divorce, Separation, Annulment' started by Calista1, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. Calista1

    Calista1 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Just had a friend receive a raw deal! In order to stay in her home, she sacrificed spousal support to allow her to get a mortgage on the home - only having to finance her "half". They all met and settled before going to the judge - but she had to agree to be responsible for 1/2 the debt. ($40,000 total). That being reasonable - she signs off on the separation......whatever document agreeing to all of the above.

    The next day the Husband leaves the home equity bank statement .... which she has not seen....and he has used it to pay all of the bills - mortgage....taxes.......girlfriend's new furniture..........for the past 5 years. So basically she is having to pay for everything she thought had been handled. She went back to her attorney and he says it is tooooooo late - is she not able to file some type of appeal.....etc.? Does she have any recourse with the bank as she did not know about it - never wrote a check from the account..... or does simple ignorance play out and she is screwed?
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Your last question answers itself.

    It pays to know what is going on in your life.

    As an adult, you're presumed to know many things.

    It isn't what you know that ever hurts you.

    Its what you don't know that kills you.

    Bottom line, her lawyer is correct.

    She owns this one.

    She's not that bad off, she is rid of the bum that cheated her.

    You might tell her this, OP, she can take solace in knowing that her "ex" will do it to the "other" woman one day.

    Or, if she's really lucky, the "other" woman might just do it to him!!!!!

    Ahhh, O. Henry could have done wonders with this sweet bit of irony!!!!
     
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