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- Q. Dog custody in dissolution
- A: Your question indicates you are going through a dissolution. In a dissolution, the division of all property (including pets) must be agreed on ahead of time. In other words, the agreement must address the dogs, the judge will not make a decision on who gets the dog that day. Further, if the agreement/order says your ex gets the dog and you "keep him" next time, that places you in contempt of court for violating the order. You will have to negotiate with your ex to be given possession of the dog.
- Q. Eviction
- A: If your mother owns the home, then she can evict your boyfriend. Simple as that. Since he has lived there 2+ years, she will have to go through the formal eviction process as he has clearly established residency there. It does not matter at all that he has been helping to pay bills.
- Q. Can I kick out my mother?
- A: It will not be as easy as "kicking her out". If you are both on the loan (and presumably the deed) then you both own the property. You basically have 2 options: 1) Negotiate with your mom to have her agree to come off the deed and loan and have the bank put the mortgage in your name alone. You'll want to make sure you include your bank in this to make sure whatever the eventual transfer looks like, it does not trigger the mortgage being called due in full. 2) You can file a partition action in the court. This would ask the court to deal with the property's ownership. This would force the issue and it would not matter if your mom cooperated or not. However, the court may order the property sold in the end and that obviously would not help your goal of staying there. You need to contact an attorney to discuss your options.