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Guests in marital home Property Invasion, Damages, Trespass

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by tech_2022, May 12, 2022.

  1. tech_2022

    tech_2022 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My wife's brother is staying with us, and I want him out. He has my wife's permission to stay. Can I call the cops on him?
     
  2. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    You can call the cops.

    You can call Ghostbusters.

    You can call me maybe.

    However, as long as he has your wife's permission to be there, you can't have him removed (at least not legally).
     
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  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    You can, if he's committing a crime.

    Otherwise, no.

    Why do you want him out?
    What is he doing or not doing that offends you?
    How long has he been there?
    Why is he there?
    Does he contribute money or does he just freeload?
    Are you and your wife heading for divorce?
     
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    Red Kayak Well-Known Member

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    Ding, ding, DING!

    We have a prize winner: Alimony support calculation
     
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  5. tech_2022

    tech_2022 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Yes. Too much happening, going through tough times
     
  6. Red Kayak

    Red Kayak Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, you're stuck with your BIL for the moment.

    However, you haven't expanded on the problem if asked.

    If he's just annoying, then you make the best of it, and resolve the issue when you and your wife mediate over what to do about the marital home. If she stays in the marital home, it's none of your business, but if you get the home exclusively in the divorce, then you have options to get rid of him.

    When you can reasonably call the police to get him out:
    1) If he is doing something blatantly illegal. Like, dealing drugs.
    2) If he is acting violently. Like, if he hits people, throws things at them, smashes your property. Then, if you didn't initiate or contribute to the violence, you might have be able to get a restraining order.
    3) If he is abusing the children.

    You get the idea. Merely annoying is not enough.
     
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