Hello there. I am the daughter of a woman who has been divorced for 3+ years now. My mother & I live in GA but my father lives in NC.
We moved years ago but didn’t have enough room in the Uhaul (20-something foot truck) to bring a few of my items.
The time has come that I need to get a hold of them before we move across the country, but he is withholding these items (old childhood toys, a collection, some other items, plus my mother’s .22 handgun and supposedly some documents pertaining to stocks I need to sign that my grandmother on my father’s side left me when she died). Time is running out before we move.
Can he just keep these items and hold them over my head like I’m some kind of dog?
It’s worth mentioning he’s highly abusive, he abused us for years emotionally/psychologically. He is a psychopath, narcissist, and pedophile which explains why I am hesitant to meet him in his state but he says either I come and get the items myself or I won’t have them. I at first suggested we meet at a halfway point. He’s been very adamant about getting his way and has been stringing me along for MONTHS. What can I do legally, if anything?? They’re my items.
Unless there is a court order that would have required him to hand over the items to your mother by a certain time and he did not, there isn’t anything you can do in family court. You would have to sue him in small claims court to obtain your items.
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