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My friend has a very onerous divorce settlement that basically forces her to stay in a house she cannot maintain. Her ex-husband will not sign papers for her to use money from an insurace company. They have joint custody of the house. He has demanded a detailed accounting of her expenses since their divorce four years ago before he will consider signing the check ($4000). The house is badly in need of repairs and she cannot afford to have them done on her own. Insurance company says he has to counter sign the check. Is there any legal relief for this situation? We live in Louisiana.
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She can take him to court to force him to sign the check. The court may also order him to pay attorney's fees, particularly if he is demanding an accounting and is not entitled to one. That is really the only way to accomplish what she wants to accomplish.

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