Q: My ex-husband and I bought a house in 1995. We divorced in 1999, and pursuant to our divorce decree, he kept the house and I moved out. We both remarried in 2000. My new husband and I have a new mortgage on our home, after fighting to prove to the lender that my ex has the previous house. I know my ex has changed something on his mortgage. He was making higher payments for a year after he fell behind a couple of months. I really don't know the details because I no longer own the house. Is there anything I can do to get my name removed from the mortgage so that my ex's late mortgage payments do not affect my credit? I have excellent credit and have written to the credit bureaus, but his late payments keep showing up on my reports. A. This is a common problem, largely caused by ...
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