I have been living with my boyfriend for the last 4 years. I am disabled, and not in good health. My 63 year old uncle lives here as well. My boyfriend beat me up and now wants me out of his house. I pay 1100 a month rent, which far exceeds the house note of 702 per month. And, I have 2 large dogs that are not young anymore. We can't leave or find another place as fast as he wants us out, which is Feb 1 and I'll need the rent money I pay him each month to rent else where. What are my rights please ????
It is not possible to provide you with legal advice in this forum. However, you should retain a family law attorney in your area to assist you.
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First, did you call the police when he beat you up? You need to report that file charges get a protective order.
Then you need to talk to a family law attorney to help determine what your rights are.
I agree w/Ms. Gilstrap. You should file a police report. You should also talk to both a local family lawyer AND a landlord-tenant lawyer to explore all of your options. Many lawyers will provide a free brief initial consultation and you are going to have to determine what TX law options exist for you. good luck
My understanding of your predicament is that you live with your boyfriend in a house which either belongs to him or that he has leased or rented. You have little, if any, rights in this situation. It is house house and he can ask you or anyone else to leave it. Although I seriously doubt that anyone would ever do anything about it, your failure to leave constitutes criminal trespass.
I believe, however, that you are worrying about the wrong things. You should get out of this situation as soon as possible - this means immediately - for your safety. Family violence is not a one time thing.
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