We have lived together 22 years and everything is in my name. He didn't want anything in his name, thinking that if he did bill collectors would be after him. We have 2 kids, 21 yrs., and 12 yrs. old. I have been the head of house hold on taxes for as many years. He does work, for a friend on a ranch. Fencing, feeding, stuff like that. When he decides he wants to go. Then be gone sometimes for 10, 12 hours, and logging in only 5 hrs., 3 hrs., 7 hrs.. He hasn't helped me out with anything for the last 3 yrs.. I am having car issues right now, and he doesn't like me using the truck. He is starting to get mad at the littlest things. He blames me for everything. I found on his phone, where he texts this other girl. Now this has happened once before, and I talked with her. any way. With the way he has been treating me lately, I'm thinking of asking him to leave. And with everything in my name, do I have the right to tell him he can't
have the truck. Or make him buy it from me? Rent and power are in both our names, I also pay insurance on him through work. I do love him and would like to save this relationship. But right now I'm mad and he shouldn't get to have the truck for free.
What is a "common law boyfriend?" Idaho doesn't even have common law marriage since repealing it effective January 1, 1996. Unless there is proof a common law marriage commenced before that date (and it takes more than living together) it isn't a marriage. Ownership of vehicles not subject to Idaho's community property laws is determined by the title. To know with specificity how a breakup will affect this particular case, retain local experienced divorce counsel. Even without a marriage, there will be issues of child custody and support.
Because this is not a general practice question, the category has been corrected.
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There is no common law marriage in Idaho unless it qualified before 1996, so there is no such thing as a common law "boyfriend/girlfriend." As my colleague said: ownership of vehicles in this type of instance is not dictated by any type of community property standard that would be applied to a marriage; it all has to do with whose name is on the title of the vehicle.
You will want to consult with a family law attorney over the issue of child custody and child support in the event you seriously are considering asking him to leave.
Best of luck!
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