I'm in the middle of a divorce in California and we are trying to come to an agreement without having to go to trial. The problem that I'm running into is that my spouse won't agree to the division of the home that I purchased prior to the marriage without a judge ruling on it. I've had a Moore/Marsden calculation done on it that shows that there is no community property equity in the property to be distributed but she is not accepting it.
My question is, is there a way to have a judge rule on the community/separate property prior to going to actually going to trial? I believe that if we can agree to the separation of this property, we will be able to work out an agreeable MSA.