Spring Hill, FL asked in Family Law and Divorce for Florida

Q: How can I get my personal belongings back from my husband?

My husband and I agreed to separate. We are still married. I took what few personal belongings I could, and he agreed that I could come back for the rest of my belongings when I was able to get a moving truck. This was supposed to be immediate, but every time I was able to come get it, he'd make excuses and put it off to a later date. During this time, he took all of my things and moved without telling me until afterwards. He will not tell me the new address, and he is no longer answering my calls or texts. He has things like my passport, birth certificate, and social security card. What are my options?

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It sounds like you need to go to court. You say that the two of you have agreed to divorce. You are going to need to file a divorce with the court. At that point you can ask the court for help with getting your personal items returned. Your other non-court option would be to contact the police and say that he has stolen your belongings. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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