She was awarded most of the furniture, but it’s been almost a year and she still hasn’t removed it from the home. I don’t want to get stuck with a bill for putting it in storage. So what can I do?
How long is the time frame for the furniture to still be in my house?
This answer only includes general divorce help for men since I am only licensed to practice in Oklahoma and am thus unable to provide any advice on divorce laws in other states.
Typically, the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage will set forth a time in which the parties are to exchange property. Of course, that does not mean that you get to keep the furniture once that time period has passed, but it may give you some leverage to work with her to get her items.
The first thing you should do is document your reasonable attempts to have her obtain the property. Perhaps send her a 30-day demand letter demanding that she obtain the property within 30 days or you will consider her refusal to make arrangements to pick up the property as an abandonment of the property.
If that does not work there are a number of additional options that you may take. I would recommend that you do nothing to the furniture until contacting a mens divorce lawyer near you to provide you with legal advice on divorce after reviewing all the facts.