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Please give me an idea of how to get her to sign without going to a lawyer and incurring more bills.
To be very honest with you, if she won't voluntarily agree to sign the listing agreement, then there is no way to force her to do so without court intervention.
Son would have to file a legal action called a "partition suit" where he gets a judge to issue an order to sell the house either by listing it with a realtor and then going to a public auction or just going to public auction right away. This is an absolute right that son has and it can't be denied.
So if she is still emotionally attached and unwilling to acknowledge that the relationship is over, the partition action may be the only way to completely sever ties with her so both she and son can move on. This is one of those situations where there are no short cuts to take even with an attorney.
I am very sorry that I don’t have better news, but please understand that I do have an ethical and professional obligation to provide customers with legally correct answers based on my knowledge and experience, even when I know the answer doesn’t make the customer happy...
You are very welcome. Yes, unfortunately some people can't accept the fact that a relationship is over so they will do everything that they can to make things difficult and prolong it rather than just moving on.
That is why it is never a good idea to buy a house with a boy/girlfriend as too many things can go wrong resulting in a situation like this...