Question #101: We have a legal separation which is 5 years old. At the time, my husband wanted his complete retirement fund and I wanted 2 houses. He agreed at the time that he house equity off set his cash and that is how we did the agreement. His cash has now been seriously depleted by stock market down turn and he wants to change our agreement. Is he going to be allowed to change our agreement to do this?

In order to properly answer your question authoritatively, I would have to examine the written Separation Agreement you refer to. Assuming that the information you stated is absolutely correct, your husband should have no recourse to now claim an interest in the houses.

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