Can a judge order my husband to sell his stock to pay our mortgage?

Additional Information:

My husband and I live in the Boston Metrowest area and are currently 3 months behind on our mortgage payments and have been separated for 6 months. My husband is refusing to cash in $70K in stock to help pay the monthly mortgage. Can a judge order him to sell his stock?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

The Judge will usually determine what assets are in the marital estate.  If the stock is part of the marital estate the judge could order him to sell the stock.

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