This is both Bankruptcy and Family Law related. My ex declared bankruptcy while we were separated and we have now been divorced. No property settlement has been done through the courts yet. I have until September 2016 to do this. Due to her bankruptcy the Public Trustee ( AFSA) now has 50% of my house. I have made one offer to purchase it back from AFSA which was rejected. I have significant debt left from the marriage and the house is in a negative equity situation so the trustee is not going to sell the house. What is the best way to get the house back? Do I go through the court with my ex for a property settlement? Can the court award her half of the house to me and force AFSA to turn it over to me or is my only option to give in to AFSA and pay whatever they dictate. What happens if I do nothing?