"My understanding is that we are extremely close to crafting an agreement?" state Supreme Court Justice Robert A. Ross asked attorneys for Michael and Dina Lohan.
John DiMascio Jr., who represents Michael Lohan, said after an hourlong closed conference involving the couple and their lawyers that "minor points" still preclude a settlement, but he expressed confidence they could be resolved before Aug. 17, the next scheduled court date.
Neither DiMascio nor Dina Lohan's attorney, Warren Quaid, would discuss any details of the proposed accord.
It wasn't immediately clear how a divorce settlement would affect Michael Lohan's request for visitation of his two youngest children, Aliana ("Ali"), 13, and her brother, Dakota ("Cody"), 10. The visitation issue is being decided by a Family Court judge, who has ordered that a review by a family therapist be completed by Sept. 6.
Because Lindsay, 21, and another brother, Michael, 19, are no longer minors, they are not subject to Family Court edicts.
Neither parent commented on the whereabouts of their movie star daughter, who was arrested last month for investigation of misdemeanor driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license and felony cocaine possession.
The "Mean Girls" star has been the subject of intense speculation since her arrest, which came just two weeks after she was released from her second stint in rehab this year.
Various media reports have placed her in a rehab facility in Utah, but no one is speaking on the record.
"She's wonderful," is all that Dina Lohan would share about her daughter.