My ex is trying to lay claim to my trailer

12 years ago my father bought me a trailer. My ex
signed the sales receipt. This is his only source
of claim. The trailer has been taxed in my name,
and has been on my property for the entire time.
He has never paid a dime into it, not even bills.
He left the residence in August of 2015 and now
he’s suddenly saying I need to pay him rent or he
will evict me and sell the trailer. I have all
the documents.

Asked on July 6, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Maine


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If the title to the trailer is in your name and there is no court order to say it's not yours... then the trailer is yours and he cannot take it from you or charge you rent for it.  It sounds like he is trying to bully you into giving him an asset he is not entitled to.  To know your rights fully and any exceptions that may apply, then take your documents (title, purchase agreements, tax records, etc.) to a family law attorney and let them review the documents for any loopholes in the paperwork that he may try to capitalize on.

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