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05-16-12, 02:15 AM
I am 21, live in Indiana, and am planning on moving out of my fathers house. He has openly said that he does not want that and he will make it as difficult as possible. He was very vague but my father has a long history of verbal and emotional abuse towards me and 3 times it was even physical abuse. My father told me that he is going to keep certain things in the house that are mine (I paid fully for). 47 inch LCD tv, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ps3, MacBook are a few things I'm afraid of losing. Is this legal? I do not have receipts but he acknowledges I paid for them but claims they are part of his house now.
I was wondering if there was any program or something set up to where I can have assistance on the day I move since it will most likely be a violent situation. Thank you
05-16-12, 08:09 AM
Not sure if your local department does this, but we will go on "keep the peace" calls if a supervisor approves it. This is just to ensure that nobody gets out of control. However, if your department is like mine, we will not step in on either side about disputed property. If you say something is yours and it goes, and he says it's his and it stays, it stays with the advice to the other party to file a lawsuit over it.
05-16-12, 08:47 AM
My agency does standby's also, but we usually give no more than about 10 minutes. Standby's are for the person leaving to get essentials to life such as clothing and medicines and such. Also, most of ours are court ordered by the judge in the injunction.