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DV victims rights to remain in home Eviction Grounds

Discussion in 'Eviction, Recovery of Premises' started by patricia, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. patricia

    patricia Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My husband was just put in jail for assault 2. He is not to return to the property. We have lived in our apartment for 3 years yet I was never on the lease. The landlord knew I was here. We just married, in September. Should I prepare to be forced from the home?
     
  2. KatDini

    KatDini Well-Known Member

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    What did the landlord say when you asked him your question?
     
  3. patricia

    patricia Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Haven't spoken to him yet. I'm just now, dealing with details. I suppose I just want some idea before I do.
     
  4. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Many states have laws protecting victims of DV from being evicted.

    Name your state and I'll look it up for you.
     
  5. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You're in California, no worries.
    As long as you keep paying the rent in FULL and ON TIME each month your landlord PROBABLY won't care!

    Now, if paying the rent will become a problem for you, you'll probably be evicted sooner or later.
    However, you do have time to prepare for that, and Christmas is on the horizon.
    If paying isn't a problem, no need to even discuss any of this with the landlord, unless you want your name on the lease.
    You've been good tenants for THREE years.

    I don't think your landlord cares one iota why your hubby will be missing for a couple weeks, or a few months as long as he gets all of his moola.

    Plus, if hubby is a good boy in jail, minds his Ps and Qs, he'll be out in four or five weeks anyway.
    Well, I exaggerated a tad, but you get my point.

    If you expect to make amends and forget this sordid episode, just keep paying the rent, and early next year this will be just a bad memory.
     
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  6. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    By the way, if it was you that your husband assaulted I strongly suggest you get yourself a divorce lawyer ASAP.
     
  7. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    OP titled her thread DV victims rights to remain in home. It sort of sounds like she was the victim. I agree with your suggestion above.
     

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