My mom bought a house with her boyfriend at the time and he paid for nothing. The money all came from my mom. He says he

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Customer: My mom bought a house with her boyfriend at the time and he paid for nothing. The money all came from my mom. He says he took possession of the house and my mom wants all of the contents as she bought everything and can prove it. We have just been told he is not letting us take the furniture and the contents of the house because it is his. What do we do.
JA: What steps has your mother taken? Have they filed any papers in family court?
Customer: Yes. My mom has sent in all bank statements, financial records, receipts for furniture bought as well as other forms of proof including the money from the first house to pay for the 2nd house and finally to purchase the house that he won't let her in unless she changes her will so that he gets everything and that his 2 family members are staying in the house. He never paid for anything.
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are they in?
Customer: I am in Toronto, Canada
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Customer: He has also violated a court order (non-dissipation) 2 times now and is selling the cars my Mom paid for on Facebook under different names.
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Hi and thank you for using JustAnswer.  My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with your question.

Just a general disclaimer that this conversation is for informational purposes only. I am licensed Canadian lawyer; however, you would need to retain a lawyer to take any legal action and/or preserve any of your legal rights. I may be away from my desk from time to time, but rest assured I will always return back as soon as possible.

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Good afternoon – sorry to hear about your situation. To clarify, is your mom and the boyfriend both on title to the property?

Customer
but when they signed the papers for the house only his lawyer was there. My mom had no legal representation
Customer
My Mom also filed an assault charge against him. 3rd court date is tomorrow July 21.
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Does she want to sell the property?

Customer
She was told today that he will get half because he's on the title. But my question is, why is he entitled to half if he didn't pay for anything?
Customer
The house was bought with the money from the family home that she sold
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JosephE322, Expert

She can bring a legal claim and ask the court to be reimbursed for every dollar she put into the home. It’s a legal remedy called “unjust enrichment” where it would be unfair for him to benefit from retaining any equity in the home when he put nothing into it. She needs to retain a lawyer as soon as possible.

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He also has about 16 cars, all purchased by my mom strewn across the lawn of the house. He is selling them on Facebook even though he was given a non-dissipation order back on June 2
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JosephE322, Expert

If she's on title, she should not consent to any transfer of title to the new owners. If she's not on title, then she needs to go back to court and bring a motion for breach of order.

Customer
We have family law lawyers but they won't do anything unless they get paid and they have done nothing so far except delay proceedings and focus is on the cars and not on the house and contents.
Customer
What does that do to not transfer the title to the new owners
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JosephE322, Expert

Is she on title for the vehicles?

Customer
She bought them and he has the ownership papers but due to my mom washing them, he had to get new ones and she paid $480 for them.
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Whose name(s) are the vehicles in? Hers? His? Or both?

Customer
Can you suggest a lawyer for us as we need to get someone that will help us?
Customer
The vehicles are in his name
Customer
We have proof of purchase for the cars but he kept the ownership.
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JosephE322, Expert

In that case he can sell them. But it sounds like he was ordered not to sell anything so he would be in breach of that court order.

Customer
Exactly, twice now under a different name on Facebook.
Customer
The judge is meeting with the two lawyers tomorrow at 12:30pm to discuss the cars.
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JosephE322, Expert

Geez, what a nightmare. The good thing is that she’s being represented. Her lawyer will be able to address the car issue and, most importantly, the house issue.

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JosephE322, Expert

This is a process and it will take some time to sort out.

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Did you have any further questions about this issue?

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I don't think so
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Thank you for using JustAnswer. I wish you the best of luck. If you have any follow up questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

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