You don't indicate how these properties were held. I don't know what you are talking about suing her administratively. Normally, if the property was marital or you had some sort of interest in it, these issues would be decided during the divorce action. You are seeking legal advice here on what is a complicated matter that involves reviewing documents as well as meeting with you to discuss facts. I advise you to obtain representation for this divorce.
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I agree with Ms. Morcroft. This seems a bit complicated for an online forum like this. You need to speak to an attorney. Normally, you would share the receipts and liabilities for rental properties when going through a divorce. Half of that money is probably yours. I don't know why she is blaming you for the times when the properties were vacant. Also, since you are in a divorce, she is required to provide you with copies of all the records regarding the rental properties.
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As my colleagues indicated, this is normally handled through a divorce and you should directly discuss with a divorce attorney in your area
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If the properties were acquired during the marriage, no matter whose names are on the titles, they will be considered marital property (except under a very few circumstances). There is no such thing in Florida as a legal seperation. Being married is like being pregnant - you either are or you are not. As a result, any income from the date you got married until the day you (or she) files for divorce is considered martial income, whether from your paychecks or the rental properties - equally hers and equally yours. This does not necesarily mean you are entitled to get back one half of the rental income all the way back to the seperation. If she has disapated (wasted) the money, you can go back and ask the Court to make her reapay you one half of the monies she disapated up to two years before the date of filing for divorce. During the divorce proceedings she will need to provide all the documentation for the properties, including the rental agreements, mortgages and income received, etc. You can ask the Court to sell the properties and divide the equity in them, if any. There are some other things you may be able to do to get one half of the rental income now, but you would really need an attorney to help you with that.
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Your question is very "state specific." Different states handle landlord and landlord/tenent issues differently. I doubt you have an administrative remedy and do not believe you have one in Michigan. This answer should not be relied upon, however, until you have met with an attorney that can go over the specific facts of your situation.
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