Divorce to get a mortgageNot sure if this would actually work, but I thought it would be a clever idea. 1 1/2 years ago I went through a short sale. My wife was not on the mortgage therefore is able to currently obtain one. The problem is she doesnt make enough on her own to get a decent loan amount. We also are not able to get a cosigner for her. So my question is, if we get divorced on purpose and I pay her alimony will this count as income and in turn allow for a bigger loan? If this would work are there any stipulations? I'm really not in favor of this idea, but I'm out of ideas at this point and we need a house. Please help.February 19 - Yorkville00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.