What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Texas
1. Shes lived her a year and has changed her address on her drivers license to mine and has her mail sent her.
2. We were engaged at one point and had intentions of getting married at some point... Since then various problems have caused things to be unbearable between us and I want her out, but she refuses to leave.
3. I am retired and have been living off my investments and have paid for everything. She has paid me no rent or helped with bills whatsoever. My net worth has also dropped significantly while we have been together. I also have owned my home prior to us being together.
I spoke with a local police officer and he told me that I could not have her evicted because she is not considered a tenant and because she has changed her address to mine. He told me she has the right to live in my house and bring anyone over that she feels like to visit her and I need to handle this through the civil courts
Does this mean I need to do one of these two things to resolve this:
1. Get her to sign a contract where I agree to compensate her in order to have her agree to leave and stay away from my family and me?
2. Get a lawyer to have her served and sue her in civil court, to force a judge to determine when she should leave and what compensations should be exchanged for her agreeing to leave.
I realize I live in Texas and there are "sketchy" common law marriage laws. I have contacted the court that handles evictions and was told that unless she is a tenant I cannot evict them. Is there any other way to evict her even though she is not a tenant?
Whatever I choose to do, I want to make sure I have some sort of signed documentation that will suffice for a police officer to agree that she needs to leave. So any advice on that would be very helpful.
Sorry for the long post. I could really use some advice, its been like living in a war zone here.