How can I make my ex-husband agree to accept an offer on our home for a higher price than what he was asking 3 weeks ago?

We have had our house listed for $139,500 for 3 years and he refused an offer of $120,000 2 years ago. Then 1 month ago he suddenly wanted me to take an offer of $60,000. I said no and now we have an offer of $90,000 and he is refusing to take it! I need the money, I lost my job soon after our divorce. What I can do. The lawyer who represented me in the divorce will not return my calls. I paid him so I don’t know why he won’t call me. The people wanting to buy my home said they need both our signatures before they spend money for an appraisal. I understand that. What can I do about him.

Asked on August 16, 2012 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Either seek out another attorney or make an application to the court yourself to compel him to accept the offer.  Speak about an action for partition where a court will order the house sold and if there is a buyer in the wings then better for you.  Good luck.


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