Byron Center, MI asked in Contracts for Michigan

Q: Can a family law referee void a listing agreement that two people agreed upon 1month prior, and set a price that he set

Yes he knew that the parties agreed to list the property for 120,000 and signed the listing agreement a month prior to him changing it,


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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I'd be curious to know whether the referee knew about the listing agreement. In other words, was it properly presented to the referee?

As a general principle, a house being part of a marital estate falls within the court's jurisdiction when a divorce is pending. Generally, the court wants the parties to agree of certain matters, but otherwise retains the right to determine the equitable division of marital assets, property, and debts. This means that when push comes to shove, it's ultimately the judge (or referee) deciding what happens.

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