live in girl friend hired a moving service and moved furniture out ofthe house while i was at work - two vehicles were taken in my nameand one was returned - she wont return the other, still care about her - damage was done to the walls - old coins and currency that were on top of an armoire are missing, i think the moving company took them - most of the furniture was hers - the house is in my name- what steps should i take - "common law marriage" question
State/Country relating to Question: Georgia
talked to the sheriffs department and they said
if i file charges of theft by taking - she would be put in jail, i dont want her going to jail but i want my truck back and the moving company to pay for damages to my house and the coins and currency that were taken happened on 05/05/11
Hello,Welcome to JustAnswer and thank you for the opportunity to assist you. Please remember that there might be a delay between your follow up questions and my answers because I may be helping other clients or taking a break.I am sorry for your situation. As for what steps you should take - this depends - what do you want to achieve here?
getting my truck back - protecting my self from common law marriage - and suing the moving company for damages and theft, still dont want her to go to jail.
Thank you.Getting your vehicle back and reimbursement for damagesYou can threaten her with a suit for conversion, which is civil theft - under OCGA § 51-10-1, as well as injury to property under OCGA § 9-3-30.Usually, a letter from you or counsel would do the trick. If not, you may indeed pursue said action.Common Law MarriageNo union after 1997 would be recognized, so if you have not been together since 1997, then no common law marriage applies.I hope you found my answer helpful, and if so please click on the ACCEPT button. This is the only way for me to get credit for my work; I receive no credit for my time with you until you actually press ACCEPT. If you still need to clarify something or seek more information, just use the REPLY button and I’d be more than happy to follow up to your satisfaction! There is no fee for follow up questions before or after accepting, should you wish to continue in the thread, and I encourage you to do so should you desire clarification.If you feel that I went an extra step to help, a bonus is always appreciated! While the legal system tries to be inclusive of every possibility, sometimes, people are morally wronged but have limited legal avenues to seek relief. If so, please understand that this is not the expert’s fault (in other words, I prefer to tell you the truth rather than tell you what you want to hear, so if the news is not good, please do not shoot the messenger).You can always request me for a future advice through my profile at…http://www.justanswer.com/law/expert-attorneyeli/ …if you do this, make sure to begin the question with “This Question is for Eli…”
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this is an old question i had posted a new one
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