When Can I Throw Out My Ex’s Stuff?

When Can I Throw Out My Ex’s Stuff?

If you are stuck with a house full of your ex’s stuff, or even with your ex’s stuff taking up valuable space in your home, you are not alone! Family Lawyers very frequently hear the question: “When can I throw out my ex’s stuff?”  Many “exes” seem to like to use their former partner’s home as free storage for months, or even years, as they think Ontario’s Family Laws require their former partners to look after the  stuff they left behind at the end of the relationship.  Well, that is not often the case.  But the partner left with the stuff has to be careful to avoid getting in legal trouble.  So, in this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, the host, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman asks Family Lawyer, Katelyn Bell, about what Ontario Law says about when someone can throw out, or sell, their ex’s stuff.

If you found this episode helpful, check out these other episodes on similar topics:

79 – What Am I Legally Required To Do First After Separating?

44 – Can You Be Better Off Financially If You Divorce? 

40 – How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

29 – Common Law Separation and Property Division

9 – How is Property Divided After a Divorce in Ontario?

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