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Can a spouse force a sale of the home?

Question Details: A friend if going through a divorce, no kids. His name is on the loan but they have had separate accounts, separate taxes, always. He initially signed the divorce papers saying he wasn't fighting for house but now that court date is set, he says that he will fight to get his name removed from loan. She does not have good enough credit to refinance or take out a loan for half the value. She has been one to pay for mortgage and everything to do with repairs. Can he force her to sell it and leave her without a home for her and her kids from previous marriage? I see her stress and it breaks my heart.

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