My son and his wife seperated in 2016. In the agreement my son agreed to leave his wife the house, however once she sold

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Customer: My son and his wife seperated in 2016. In the agreement my son agreed to leave his wife the house, however once she sold the house she would give him 25% of the equity. They have no children, and recently divorced. She has sold the house and will not give him the 25%. insted decided that she would use it for her down payment on a new home. Can she do this? This is a Quebec Canada situation
JA: What steps have your son and his wife taken? Have they filed any papers in family court?
Customer: Did recently Divorced, so I guess I wouls have to say yes?
JA: Have they talked to a lawyer about this yet?
Customer: papers have been signed
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
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My son and his wife seperated in 2016. In the agreement my son agreed to leave his wife the house, however once she sold the house she would give him 25% of the equity. They have no children, and recently divorced. She has sold the house and will not give him the 25%. insted decided that she would use it for her down payment on a new home. Can she do this? This is a Quebec Canada situation
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I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

No she can't do that as she's in breach of their agreement and your son can bring her to court to enforce the agreement.

That will essentially turn the agreement into a court order then he will be able to seek a finding of contempt as well. So his best next step would be to consult with his own lawyer as soon as you can.

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