I am in an odd situation. I have contacted numerous groups in my town and no one can give me an answer. Please help me.
My ex-husband contacted me via email for the first time in four years. He wanted to have a relationship with our children. Having talked with him and found that he was sober and taking medication for issues he has, I allowed him to come for a visit. That visit lasted 3 days in April. His next visist was scheduled for late April/ early May. Instead of a visi, he decided that he should just make the leap and move to my town. (Which I told him, he needed to get to know the children and find a job as the job market is very bleak here.) He moved here any way. Not having a place to stay I told him he could stay with me until he found a job. All the while behind my back he was telling our children that he and I would get back together, getting thier hopes up.
When it became obvious that he was not going to find a job here, he called an ex employer to get his job back. They agreed and told him that the job would be starting again soon. A month went by. He received a phone call that his wife (whom he was seperated from but not divorced from) was in a car accident and passed away. He went back to his home state to deal with the funeral. I was under the impression that he would be staying in his state and start working soon. However, within a week he was back in my state. I allowed him to come back. Still under the impression that he would be taking his things back to his state within a week or so.
Since his return, he has stolen my spare keys to my garage and home (which I had in my junk drawer). He started disappearing on a regualr basis. When he would show up he was angry and began yelling at our children constantly. So much so, that my youngest told a family friend that she was afraid of her dad. That day, I told him he needed to leave that he had 30 days to leave. Since that time, he has admitted to using heroin, methadone, morphine, etc. I told our children that he is to never be alone with thier father. He has since stopped sleeping at my home, but comes into it on a daily basis to get clothes, etc. He is never in my home when my children and I are there. He is now staying with a woman two houses down from me. I have told him several times to get his things out of my home, which he will not respond to. He refuses to speak with the children when he sees them on the road. He yells at them in front of neighbors. I was told by the police that I could not move his things out.
My question is, can I just take his things to a storage facilty if I inform him? The fact that he is not living at my home, but his stuff is still there, is my home considered his home? Do I have to evict him?