Over a year ago, I couldn't pay my ex-boyfriend rent and he made me sign a Promissary Note on scratch paper tltled Promissary Note for my bedroom set in lieu of back rent. He locked the note in his safe. I moved out due to domestic violence the day he was arrested. I didn't have the means to take my bedroom set then. Is this note legal? How do I get my bedroom set back. I was granted the restraining order. He was found guilty of domestic voilence. This all happened 3/9/12. The Promissary Note was dated over a year ago and he has been using it for years to furnish a bedroom he rents out to tenants for $500. monthly.