Let’s clear up some of that confusion.
He can force you out of the house by asking the judge to force the sale. Yes, the court can order that you both put the house on the market, but the judge would be bond to a fair price (which could be the average of three appraisals or just one appraisal). This can happen shortly after the claim for equitable distribution is filed through a motion for interim distribution (which means a distribution of marital property to one spouse or the other prior to a final distribution).
I hope that helps!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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