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You asked, "How binding are the decisions in pre-trial.........."
Pre-trial conferences are attempts to settle cases so that they do not have to go to trial. As such, if the Judge does not enter an Order, it is not binding on any of the parties. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I have an ethical obligation to give you only correct Answers.
What I would do if I were in your position would be to have your lawyer draft a proposed order and send it to the Judge with a cover letter (and copies to the opposing side) and I would state in the cover letter, something like, "Purusuant to the pre-trial conference held on _______ _______ , 2013 in which your Honor awarded the property located at ________________ , enclosed please find a proposed Order for your review and signature, etc.
This way you will know exactly where you stand and you can plan your steps accordingly,
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