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Does your divorce decree/property settlement mention the storage unit?
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No it does not.
Okay, well we both have stuff in our storage unit. I have told her that I would make payments on it until it was no longer convenient for me. At that point, I would be within my legal rights to allow the lack of payments default to her since the unit IS in her name?
Yes – you would be within your rights to stop making the payment. That said, since the storage unit is only in her name, she may not be obligated to return those items to you.Does this make sense to you? I would be glad to respond to any related follow-up questions that you may have.
Okay, that is the question I was leading up to.
Since the storage unit is in her name, does it make what is in the storage unit hers?? I'm not trying to spend my money to send her stuff to her, but at the same time I'm doing my best to be decent and civil about this matter. The storage unit still has stuff in it that is mine and hers and there was no formal division of the stuff that is in the storage unit, so what would be the best way to go about this?
If you have the authority to enter the storage unit, you may consider removing your items and then putting your former wife on notice (letter or telephone call) that you do not intend to continue to pay the rent.If you do not have the authority to enter the storage unit, consider contacting your former wife and requesting the authority in exchange for the payments you have made
Please define authority, as in written?
I just wanted to clarify that, seeing as how I have the key and she is no longer geographically able to access it and seeing as how we are divorced, I told her that if she wanted anything sent out to her, she can come get it and I'm not legally obligated to send her anything.
Thanks for the help!
You mentioned that entrance authority can be implied. Help me understand this. We separated without the intention of getting divorced, but since I am here in Yuma and she is on Guam, I have the keys, does that still count as implied authority??
Yes it does appear that you have implied authority to remove your items
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