private residence. I do not rent or pay bills at his home, only my private residence. My drivers license says to send mail to his home and my residence is my private home. When I work he brings my mail to me, therefore I use his address, normally work 16/7. Now I'm very sick and don't feel safe by myself so I stay a lot at his home... But it is not my home,but his. My home is my house that I own. I'm told that I don't live at my private home because I use his address. His home is not mine and I go back and forth between the two. But I consider my private home my domicile. Do I have a right to call my private home my domicile.? The town tells me my boyfriend home is my domicile.
I only have one home and that's my private home, any time I want to go home I go to my home. I feel abused.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Case law holds that a person can have multiple residences but only one domicile. Look up the following case on Google Scholar for more information:
Deer Consumer Products v. Little, 35 Misc.3d 374.
The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
What is the context of your question? You mentioned that the "town" tells you that your domicile is your boyfriend's residence; what is the issue you're having with the town? Also, you mentioned that you share the house with two other girls, do you rent to them? Do you have your own room/space in the house?
Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
Based on the facts you state, the home you own is your domicile. This is in accordance with the regulations of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance:
You should consult an attorney if your town is giving you some sort of problem by alleging that you are domiciled at your boyfriend's home.
The above constitutes general information only and should not be considered legal advice.
Admiralty / Maritime Attorney
Yes, you can call your private home your domicile. One can have several residences, but only one domicile. Your "legal residence" or “domicile,” is the place where you have your true, fixed, permanent home and and where you intend to remain permanently (or at least indefinitely). It is the home to which you intend to return when you are absent, and from which you do not presently intend to move. For a place to be considered your domicile, there must be a specific intent as well as a physical presence. The best proof of your intent is what you testify it to be.
State, Local, and Municipal Law Attorney
The determination of this issue of domicile naturally will turn on the facts of the case. The courts in Maryland first look to intent and presume that a person is domiciled (resides) where he primarily lives; however, that is a “rebuttable presumption.” The courts (and perhaps initially your town) will analyze the facts using specific factors found in case or other law (e.g. oaths of other residences given, tax return information, voter registration, where you own real property, mail delivery, where you bank or your kids attend school or church, etc..) to make a judgment. You may wish to seek legal counsel.