thse place we rented was in her name and opened a bank account with both our name
Thank you for your follow-up.That helps tremendously. Here are a couple of concerns that I see here. 1. The property is under her name solely. Until and if you can prove that you had a business interest, she can keep you off the premises as you aren't on the lease.2. The issue about removing your personal property can be pursued via small claims court. She is not entitled to your property and you can take her to court so as to demand a return of your items or value for those items that she is wrongfully withholding. 3. Provided you can prove there was a formal business in place (fairly tough without anything in writing or anything to point to other than the bank account), you can sue for value of the business and for breach of fiduciary duty owed to you and to the business when she removed you from the business name and began essentially competing against the initial entity. That may require you to consider retaining counsel.Good luck.
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