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Divorce is never easy and neither is properly structuring new loans and 'Equity Buyouts' for divorcing couples.  A Loan Officer MUST have experience, specialized training and underwriting knowledge to make these complex transactions a success, saving you both time and money.

Our Divorce Lending Specialist will guide you before you file for divorce or early in the process, to make sure your financial situation is set up to preserve your home ownership possibilities.


Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP), Veteran Mortgage Advisor

Wade has helped thousands of families with $1B in residential loans making him a leading mortgage originator in DFW. He is a member of The National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP) and named D' Magazine's 'Best Mortgage Professionals'.
He loves helping familie
s build wealth and memories with real estate. Wade has a dual specialty in VA loans helping Veterans and assisting divorcing clients where he applies special training as a Certified Divorce Lending Professional.​​

​Born and raised in New Orleans, Wade came to Dallas in 1997 and attended SMU where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. Wade enjoys spending time with his wife and two growing boys. He is also an avid LSU fan. 


"In 2015 Wade and his team helped us get into our first home, fast forward 8 years things have changed and due to a divorce hard decisions had to be made concerning the ownership of the house. From the beginning, even though we've never met in person Wade and team has given me solid advice over the phone, through annual check in's and monthly words of inspiration through emails. But the one thing that has stuck with me and I have begun using it in everyday life is when he recently told me. "I am going to tell you what you NEED to hear, not what you WANT to hear." Going through a divorce isn't easy but sometimes you need someone like Wade to guide you and even though this time he was not our broker he will always be there to tell me what I need when it comes to his expertise. This make's me feel like I am a forever client of his and you can't go wrong with Wade Betz and team. I move into my new house today and with his words of wisdom I feel like I'm "Winning!" Thank you, Wade and team."


 Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist (CRMS), Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS)

Gwendolyn has gained a reputation as being an "Out-of-the-Box" problem solver especially with divorcing couples as she works with Divorce Attorneys on a daily basis. Her passion for her clients and work ethic is evident in her professionalism, expertise, drive, and knowledge.


Gwendolyn is a member of The National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP), a Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS) and voted by D'Magazine as 'Best Mortgage Professional'. Her expertise is in Reverse Mortgages and Reverse To Purchase Mortgages.

Gwen shares her expertise on radio and has been a "TOP" producer with over 18 years in the mortgage industry. Gwendolyn has also received numerous awards, acknowledgements, is a certified real estate trainer, and has been published in lending and real estate industry magazines.


Divorce Lending Specialist; Texas State Bar Association Educator

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Noel Cookman is a Divorce Lending Specialist and a member of The National Association Of Divorce Professionals (NADP) who developed and created unique lending solutions for divorcing couples. He is a Texas State Bar Association Educator and teaches these concepts to family law attorneys with his accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses. 

Many mortgage lenders typically tell borrowers to come back once they have their divorce decree, but Noel knows how critically important it is to tackle the project as early as possible to accomplish his client's goals. Noel specializes in Owelty liens.

Noel graduated from Southeastern University in 1972 and has been married to his wife Gay for 51 years. His son Andy works with Noel as a loan originator. Noel enjoys singing and inspiring people from all walks of life and has been involved in several ministries!


“The Mortgage Institute has the expertise/experience divorcing couples and their attorneys need when faced with securing a loan to fund a settlement. They successfully navigate around the restrictive Texas Equity laws with the proper use of the Owelty agreement and lien. Recently they "saved a settlement" at the end of the process by finding a loan that, to the parties, looked unattainable.”

Ronald Holley, Dallas, TX


Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP),

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)

Angela Deaton is a dedicated Senior Loan Officer who loves helping borrowers reach their goals. Angela has developed a vast knowledge of different loan products and focuses on educating clients about their options and guiding them through the home loan process. 


Angela expanded her expertise and became a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). where she researches guidelines and niches for borrowers going through divorce and the Realtors and attorneys who work with them.  Angela was voted 'Best Mortgage Professional' by D'Magazine.




"I worked with Angela to purchase a new home for myself and my children while I was going through a divorce. We planned to sell our marital home but I wanted to go ahead and buy a new home for us while he stayed and listed the home for sale. I was told that was not possible, but Angela helped me get approved for a home we loved in the right school district so we moved in before our marital home was even on the market. She specializes in divorce lending and it definitely made the difference in my situation. I would recommend Angela and her team to anyone who needs a mortgage"!


Carrie R. from Frisco, TX


Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist (CRMS) ,

United States Veterans Advocate

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Jim is a fourth generation Texan and a third generation US Navy Combat Veteran.  He grew up in Dallas where his father worked for a real estate developer as CFO. Following three combat tours with the Navy during Vietnam he attended University of Texas graduating with a degree in finance. 
Jim’s career in real estate has spanned 5 decades as a real estate developer, real estate broker, a mortgage loan officer and certified real estate instructor. Today Jim enjoys helping people as a Certified Senior Advisor specializing in helping Seniors and Divorce couples using his experience in finance and Reverse Mortgages. He is a Radio Host for the nationally syndicated show 'Veterans Impact Show' and a big advocate for our Veterans. Jim is an author of two books “Planning to Change” and “Challenges of Change”, a Veterans Chaplain, and a member of the American Warrior Initiative.

Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP),
Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist (CRMS), Dave Ramsey Financial Coach

Sue Leblanc-Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional; Dave Ramsey Financial Coach; Certifie

Sue's focus as a lender is to coach and consult her clients through their largest financial decision helping them become better stewards of their finances. She is the Assistant Director of the National Association Of Divorce Professionals DFW Chapter, a Dave Ramsey Financial Coach, a Certified Divorce Lending Professional, and a Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist. These special certifications allow her to bring an additional level of knowledge and understanding to our clients.

She is fortunate to have spent 20 years in an industry that she loves, being a part of helping people reach their dream of homeownership. She is always honored to have the opportunity to earn your business as together we help you reach your goals.


"Let me start by saying you will hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable lender with any type of loan, housing, etc.. in the DFW. But that’s not the only place that Sue truly shines it’s her personal touch and the fact that she truly cares about her clients that impressed me, they are not another loan number to her. She always responded to me in a timely manner even when she wasn’t in her office, and I will never use another lender for my future homes. Sue is truly one of a kind and I would refer her to any and everyone!!"     Michael Cross

Contact Us Today

It’s critical to plan your loan options BEFORE mediation or your final divorce decree.

Let's discuss all your options to get you the best solution based on your goals.


Call 469-556-1185


or fill out our online request form.

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