Nicolas Cage and his ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton have reached a settlement in their long-running dispute over her Los Angeles home.
Fulton hit Cage with a $13 million (£8.1 million) lawsuit in 2009, accusing him of failing to properly transfer a property he gave her, thereby preventing the actress from selling it.
The former couple came face-to-face in a courthouse on Tuesday (14Jun11) as Superior Court Judge Teresa Gordon-Sanchez urged them to reach an agreement before trial.
The National Treasure star and his ex appear to have taken the advice and negotiated a settlement to the satisfaction of both parties, reports Tmz.com.
The terms of the agreement have been kept confidential.
But the actor's day in court was not without drama - Fulton told reporters she plans to seek a conservatorship for the former couple's troubled son Weston after he was hospitalised and underwent a mental evaluation last week (07Jun11).
Cage hit back by insisting, "I hope Ms. Fulton will come to her senses one day and get some help... Weston is a man. I have complete faith he will weather this well."