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When the Simple Becomes Complex:

Huettner Capital is a residential and commercial real estate lender. We handle all types of financing and specialize in complex transactions.

These situations typically involve self-employment, multiple properties, wealth management, investment property, relocation, and divorce to name a few. However, most people do not realize how frequently their situation is too complex for the typical lender to handle effectively.

Getting these loans done is not the problem. The problem is the people getting most borrower’s their loans. They simply have far too little knowledge and experience to get anything other than the cookie cutter loan done in less than several months. This is the reason why the traditional loan origination process just doesn’t work any more.

Creating a team and new loan process that works with full documentation loans, especially the complex ones, was the whole point in starting Huettner Capital from the very beginning. Welcome to the solution!

Navigating the financial aftermath of a divorce is often as complex as managing the emotional toll, especially when it comes to joint debt. At Huettner Capital, we understand that redefining your financial obligations alongside your personal life is crucial. Whether it’s mortgages, car loans, or credit card debts, knowing who is responsible for these financial commitments post-divorce is essential. We specialize in providing high-level service and personalized attention to help you manage these transitions smoothly. We handle most of the paperwork for you, allowing you to focus on moving forward.

If you’re figuring out how to manage joint debts after your divorce, let us at Huettner Capital guide you with expert advice tailored to your unique situation.

Understanding Joint Debt in Divorce

Joint debt includes any loans or credit lines you and your spouse took on together. This might be the mortgage on your family home, loans for family cars, or balances on joint credit cards. At Huettner Capital, we see that during a divorce, dividing the responsibility for these debts is as crucial as dividing assets.

In Colorado, debts incurred during the marriage are generally considered marital debt and are divided equitably. This doesn’t necessarily mean a 50/50 split but rather what is fair, based on each person’s financial situation, earning potential, and contributions during the marriage.

 

Options for Managing Joint Debt After Divorce

 

  1. Refinancing: One effective way to manage joint debt, particularly home mortgages, is through refinancing. Refinancing the mortgage under one spouse’s name not only clarifies debt responsibility but also protects both parties’ credit ratings. 
  2. Consolidation: If you’re dealing with various types of debt, such as credit card debts or personal loans, consolidation might be a viable strategy. This approach involves combining all your outstanding debts into a single loan, usually at a lower interest rate. This can simplify your payments and potentially reduce the financial burden. Our team can assist in evaluating whether consolidation is right for you and help set up a plan that makes managing your post-divorce finances easier.
  3. Selling Assets: Sometimes, the best way to handle joint debt is to sell shared assets. Selling assets like a shared home or a car can provide the funds needed to pay off joint debts completely. This option might be suitable if maintaining the asset is not financially viable for either party. 

Here at Huettner Capital, we are experts in divorce refinancing. We take care of the application process for you, ensuring you secure favorable terms that facilitate your financial independence.

 

Divorce Agreements and Legal Considerations

It’s also important to consider how your divorce agreement addresses debt. Legal advice is crucial here. A well-structured divorce agreement can specify who is responsible for what debts, potentially including indemnity clauses that protect you if the other party fails to meet their payment obligations. While we at Huettner Capital are not a law firm, we work closely with legal professionals and can coordinate with your attorney to ensure that your financial strategy aligns with your legal agreements.

 

 

Contact Huettner Capital Today

Dealing with joint debt after a divorce requires careful consideration and strategic planning. At Huettner Capital, we’re committed to helping you navigate your post-divorce financial landscape with confidence. Our approach is personalized, and our expertise in residential and commercial loans allows us to offer solutions that traditional banks often cannot.

Facing financial uncertainty after a divorce? Reach out to us at Huettner Capital. We’re here to help you secure your financial future and start your next chapter on solid ground.

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