Property question during divorce

have a friend going through a divorce . they have not gone to court yet just working with lawyers and can not seem to agree. she wants him to refinance the house or sell it. he is holding out until they see the judge. can her lawyer make him do anything before they see the judge for settlement?


Asked over 7 years ago in Alabama
Categories: Family

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Deborah A Gregory

Answer by Deborah A Gregory

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Usually there is no way to force a party to agree to something during settlement negotiations.  The Judge would be able to make that decision.  However, to have a property division made by a jusge is typically more expensive and can take more time than resolving issues during settlement negotiations.  I remind my clients that they can work their issues out together and keep the money for themselves, or they can pay me to handle it!

Posted about 7 years ago

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