How to Handle the House in a Divorce

Come learn what you should know when handling mortgages and real estate issues with Brett Leschinsky, Divorce Mortgage Specialist and Amanda Bloomgren, Family Law and Real Estate Attorney.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM



St. Thomas School of Law
1101 Harmon Place
Room 244 (note: this is a change in room location)
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Brett Leschinsky, Divorce Mortgage Specialist and Amanda Bloomgren, Family Law and Real Estate Attorney

Program Description

Divorce presents unique obstacles to home financing and real estate division. Knowledge of the nuances can be critical for successful post decree home ownership. Learn tips and tricks to enhance your settlement negotiations and document drafting from a divorce mortgage specialist and an attorney that practices both real estate and family law.

Whether divorcing parties want to remove a name from a current loan, use equity to pay down debt or to equalize the property settlement, or the exiting spouse wants to purchase a new home, clients can get led down the wrong path with poor information. We will discuss crucial language to be included in a final decree, how child support and/or spousal maintenance need to be structured in order to be used as qualifying income, and how a Qualifying Name Delete Assumption can be used to avoid refinance.

Alumni, students, and the public are welcome.  Lunch will be available for anyone who registers by Feb. 13, 2018.  

Speaker Bios

Brett Leschinsky has been a respected Mortgage Professional since 2002 and he specializes in home mortgage transactions surrounding a divorce, such as how to remove a name from a current loan and determining if and when you can buy another home. Brett has been a featured guest on WCCO’s Real Estate Radio Hour to discuss common mistakes divorcing couples make with their home mortgage during the divorce. He has also spoken at Family Law Bar Association meetings to provide CE credits for divorce attorneys.

Amanda Bloomgren, is an Attorney and Founding Partner at Bloomgren Hanson Legal, which she started with fellow St. Thomas Law Alumna, Katie Hanson. They opened the firm in 2011 with a goal of providing practical client focused legal services. Amanda’s practice areas include family law, real estate, small business issues and general civil litigation. Amanda is an active member of Chaska Rotary where she chairs the Chaska Rotary Annual Gala and is a Past President. Recently, Amanda joined the Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial Board. Amanda also remains active in the St. Thomas Law community as a Faculty Law Mentor, J.D. Compass Career Strategist, and Director on the St. Thomas Law Alumni Advisory Board. 

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