Divorce and property settlements are so much more difficult to negotiate in these troubled financial times. Many married couples have real estate that is "under water" (worth less than the indebtedness), or in foreclosure, or have not just a mortgage but also a home equity loan or two.
The Washington Post focuses on whether there's any help down the road for those saddled with second mortgages.
Read "Second mortgages complicate efforts to help homeowners" here. March 27, 2010 (free)
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