Q: Would I be able to take my ex to court and win the case?
Back in October I had my ex boyfriend arrested for domestic violence. We had an apartment together but now he is legally not allowed here even tho his name is on the lease because I got a restraining order put on him. I’m severely struggling financially due to the fact that I was used to 2 incomes and now everything is on me. I can’t pay my bills. 30 minutes ago my electric was shut off and I have no way of paying anything. Since his name is on the lease would it be possible to bring him to court for money? example-half of the rent each, half of all bills etc. I’m extremely desperate and struggling and I don’t know what steps to take. I’m only 18 and I have no guidance or family to help me. What do I do?
You could file a small claims case in housing court https://www.mass.gov/service-details/small-claims-in-housing-court
Here is some info about utility shutoffs https://www.masslegalhelp.org/housing/lt1-chapter-6-protections-against-shut-offs
For more help try calling legal aid in your area https://www.masslegalservices.org/findlegalaid
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