My estranged husband signed a written document I had him to sign allowing him to stay an extended 2 months in a Leased Apartment in my name. The second month of the 2, he literally walked out on the 10th leaving the keys and gate opener with the neighbor next door stating he could not pay the rent as documented for him to do so. He blocked my call initially when word came back to me and when I finally was able to speak with him, he stated his mother told him not to pay the rent. I am now stuck paying back approximately 3,000 dollars (maybe more) of rent, reletting fee, and Court cost in order to not let this be a blemish on my Credit Report. I have a document I had him to sign stating he would be responsible for those 2 months with accrued late fees. I only considered doing this based on the fact he had no other place to stay and could not get approved for his own place. I do know his place of employment. Help please. Have not heard anything from him as far as him helping to pay what was left on me. Thank you!
Unfortunately, your options are limited. If you file for divorce, you may use the above facts in seeking a “just and right” division of the community estate. Also, depending on the language of your agreement, you may be able to obtain a money judgment, but collecting that judgment would be a function of what non-exempt assets your husband has. You should consult with an experienced attorney to discuss your options.
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I would also think about filing criminal charges against him. In addition, if you are not ready for a divorce, what would be wrong with filing a case in Small Claims Court? You should consult with a family law attorney for sure. I practice in Dallas and am available to take your case. 972/380-8000.
Rita M. Boyd
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