I was in a relationship for 5 1/2 years with a man that lived in a different state. In April of this year, he brought a trailer full of his belongings; clothes, guitars, jewelry and home decor including some sand art and pottery. I am guessing that it's value is about $8,000. We broke up just recently, but he hasn't agreed to come and get his belongings; however, he also told me that I did not have the right to sell his stuff. He also bought me a HD mortorcylce in March and it's titled in my name. He said he wanted it back and if I sold it, that I had to pay him whatever I made on it. What legally do I need to do here? I really don't want his stuff and would prefer he just take it back. The motorcycle, however, was a gift and was given to me, and I don't feel like I need to pay him if I sell it, or give it back to him. I can't ship back his belongings because he doesn't have an address any longer having sold his home. I just don't want him to come back later and demand his belongings or for him to do anything that could get me in trouble legally. Any suggestions?
State/Country relating to question: Wisconsin
I have given him a 30 day notice to pick up his stuff or else I will sell it, donate it, etc. He was not agreeable to this and told me I could not do that. To ship it, it would cost at least a $2,000, and I don't have anywhere to ship it to.
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I did not send the previous 30 day notice via mail; it was spoken on the phone. He is an over the road driver and the address he uses belongs to his mom and dad. I can send the notice there, but don't know when he will receive it. Can I send it to his parents home and also send a copy via email to make sure he at least gets it? I just don't trust what he will do and don't want him pulling this up in the future.
Yes – send the 30 day notice return receipt requested to his parents and e-mail a copy to him. Save the e-mail
Thank you. XXXXX have it notorized???
It is not necessary to do so
Okay, thank you.
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