What is the name of your state? CA
My ex-wife and I had moved into a rental in which the landlord spoke little english, and did not know her rights and responsibilities. She came to the door on the second month of our living in the house and told me the check my wife had given her was no good. I just had my ex served restraining orders, and was not available to verify the check had bounced. She had her own account, and I had no way of finding out if it had bounced. The landlord never showed me the check, and demanded cash. I told her she would have to get me the check if she wanted me to pay her cash. After a week or so of hassles, she locked me out of the house without legal process, and kept all of my possessions. I called the sheriff, and since I was having troubles with my ex, the sheriff took the word of the landlord and did not file a report, or allow me to get my things out. I tried to contact the landlord several times to no avail. What should I do? Is there anyone out there who wants to help my children and I get our entire lifes possessions back from a crooked landlord? I had complete mechanics tools worth over $40,000, a complete home of furnishings, thousands of dollars in software and computer hardware. Not to mention that the children and I were locked out of our home in January, and no where to go.