My brother in law is divorced (Oct 2014) and is still trying to get a property settlement.This first began in the Federal Court of Australia in August 2014 and despite quite a few court appearances since then, nothing has been sorted. His ex-wife is staying in the house (jointly owned; no mortgage) since she staged a domestic violence incident and he was thrown out of the house with an AVO (dismissed).She wants to keep the house but is being totally ridiculous with the offers she has put forward, even after up to date valuations. She is being intentionally obstructive and is so far getting away with it all. He goes back to family court in March, so a hearing date can be set. How long can this all go on for? ls there a time limit as to when the judge can make a final ruling?