Rachel and her husband were in the middle of a contested divorce. They both had lawyers but decided they could agree on their own to sell their house and divide the profit. They decided that Rachel would get 2/3 of the profit so she could afford to buy another house without a mortgage because she had never worked outside the home and couldn’t qualify for a mortgage on her own. They were unable to settle the other issues and ended up going to trial. The judge decided that the profit from their house should have been divided equally and so he ordered Rachel to pay her husband $75,000.00 within thirty days and put a mortgage on her house in case she didn’t pay. Well of course Rachel couldn’t pay the money and her now ex-husband didn’t pursue it. Some years later, however, her ex-husband had to file bankruptcy and the bankruptcy trustee decided to collect that $75,000.00 debt. Rachel almost lost her house and, in the end, had to take out a mortgage to pay the money to her ex-husband’s creditors.