My husband and I have been separated for 4 months, and I have an order of protection in place. Early on in the separation, the OP was lifted for 30 minutes for him to get his things, but he only grabbed a few things. The remaining items are still in my house. I want to either sell or donate his things so I can move on. I have also reached out to two of his friends to see if they would give things to him, and they refused. None of his friends or family have reached out to try and coordinate getting his things, which I don't believe would be a violation of the OP. Since he has already had an opportunity to get his things, would it be legal for me to get rid of his things? My divorce lawyer said I could get rid of his things whenever, and that the likelihood of him suing me is low. But if he did, would he win?
It is not a good idea to start trouble in the middle of a divorce if you don't have to do so. Thus, I would recommend getting confirmation in the form of a court order that it is "ok" to dispose of items he left behind. That said, since you have an attorney, that is the person in the best position to give you advice. Good luck!
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