How can I get my ex girlfriend of over 10 years out of my house

Not married Live in Anderson Indiana, relationship is bad

Asked on March 26, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Indiana

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If she is not an owner, then after so long a time she is either a tenant (if she has paid any form of "rent" such a helping with mortgage or utility payments or even buying groceries) or a "licensee" (that is a non-tenant who was invited to come and stay at the premises with the permision of the owner). In either case, if she will not voluntarily leave your residence, then you will have to file for an "unlawful detainer" action (i.e. eviction) in court. The process for doing this is very specific so while you can attempt this yourself you may want to consult directly with a real estate attorney who specializes in such cases. In no event attempt any self-help measures such as removing her belongings or changing the locks. If you do, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit for illegal eviction. 


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