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I had a fiancé who died about 6 months ago I found him in his house dead I was on his lease and I cosigned for some furniture we had together the daughter came in and the landlord gave everything to them I was wondering if o have acase to sue daughter and landlord now the ex wife is living with the furniture in her house
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for the information and your question. Yes, if you paid for the furniture, at least in part, or can prove co-ownership, you would have the right to the value of your part of the furniture. A court would not generally order the return of the furniture unless there was a clear delineation of who owned which piece, since his heirs would be entitled to his portion of the value of the furniture (assuming he didn't have a Will that left it all to you).

So, you could file suit against both parties for, as mentioned, at least half the value of the furniture.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to attempt to assist you further if I can. If not, if you could take a moment to leave a positive rating in the boax above, I will receive credit for my work.

Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

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