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Hello, that thank you for allowing me to assist you.
Who owns the house, and whose name is XXXXX XXXXX electric bill?
I see that the house is owned jointly ... so I take it that you're both on the deed.
Since your husband is an owner of the house, then he does have a right to take the box off the house without your consent.
When two people own property together, either has a right to take action without the consent of the other.
If the two people disagree about how to deal with the house, then they need to get rid of the property (i.e., one or both sell their share).
Even though you're married, the same principle applies.
If one of you does not give in, then the only answer is to split and live separate.
(and maybe divorce)
Since your husband already took action without your consent, then the ball is in your court as to what to do.
You can attempt to take charge, get the box back on the house, and get your husband to accept it and move on with life.
If he does not, and he will fight having the box there, then you'll either have to (1) deal with having no electricity, or (2) move out.
If you choose (2) and move out, then that open another can of worms with regard to whether you wish to divorce.
I'm sorry to give you this news, as I'm sure this situation is quite distressing.
The idea of moving out to get electricity is probably overwhelming at the moment.
So for that, I am sorry. However, please understand that it would be unfair to you (and unprofessional of me) to provide you with anything less than an honest response.
Does that answer your question?
We both own the house. The deed to the house is in both names. My husband
We both own the house jointly. Both names are XXXXX XXXXX deed. My husband's name is XXXXX XXXXX electric bill, however, I have been paying the bills and have the cancelled check to prove it.
Can the Dept. of Health and Human Services be of any help to me? If I can't afford to leave my house and move elsewhere is it possible they can make a case that someone can't live w/o electricity, especially if the bills have been paid?
Is this the end of our chat?