This case sounds like it is ripe for mediation, and should not be litigated. You’ll spend more money on attorneys’ fees and court costs than you’ll receive from the proceeds of the sale. If you are living in the New York City metropolitan area I strongly suggest that you call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss mediating this matter. Although your wife is a titled owner to the property, you have apparently invested much of your separate money in this house, and should be fully compensated for such investment before the net proceeds are divided equally.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions