I have immediate need for a lawyer. I’m in Ontario. Nothing. My sister went missing in suspicious circumstances NYE her

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Customer: My sister went missing in suspicious circumstances NYE her boyfriend (of six months) is refusing to vacate her home and has changed the locks
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Hi and thank you for using JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with your question.

I am licensed Canadian lawyer, and this conversation is for informational purposes only. I kindly ask for your patience as some questions take longer to answer and I may have to do legal research. I may be away from my desk from time to time, but rest assured I will always return back as soon as possible. If at any point during our conversation you don’t understand something, please let me know so I can clarify.

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Thank you
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What information do you need from me right now ?
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Joey, Expert

Good afternoon – sorry to hear about your situation. If she went missing, then a missing person report needs to be filed immediately. You should also let the police know that her boyfriend has not left the unit and changed the locks. Unless he is an owner of the place, he cannot change the locks. If he refuses to leave, the owner can contact the police to have him removed.

Does that help answer your question today or did you have any follow up questions?

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My sister owns her home.
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The police have been involved since day 1 (with misinformation from the boyfriend) there is a police report.The police say that they can't do anything without a court order.
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She has 2 minor boys.
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They live with their father currently so the owner can't be reached.
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I need to know what kind of order I need to get and how to get it?
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Joey, Expert

To clarify, her children are living in a different home?

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He should not be living there 10 days after her disappearance and driving her vehicle.
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Joey, Expert

Only the owner (your sister) can seek an order to remove the boyfriend from her home. If enough time elapses and, if she’s ultimately declared deceased, then the executor of her estate can remove him. Alternatively, if someone has an interest in the home, they could seek to have him removed.

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Like someone on behalf of her minor children?
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One will be 18 in March
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Is there not some caveat for missing persons ?
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Who pays her bills ?
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Joey, Expert

The father perhaps. Yes, the adult child could try as well.

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Eventually a family member needs to get a court order to manage her affairs temporarily until she's found. Here is a link for the Ontario lawyer referral service to help you find a lawyer in case you or another family wants to take that step: https://lsrs.lso.ca/lsrs/welcome

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Did you have any additional questions about this issue?

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Not at this time
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I hope she is found quickly.  Thank you for using JustAnswer. If you have any follow up questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

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