Our mother and her husband live in Minnesota. He is a hoarder and refuses to get therapeutic help, but their home and expensive rental locations are packed wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, and have become unsafe (safety-wise as well as mentally and physically). He agreed that in lieu of getting help to address this he was okay with us having a company move everything out and discarding/donating it, but now he’s acting badly and making decisions that are risky and even illegal— and he knows divorce is the next step for our mom if things don’t change very soon (we set deadlines with him for this). The question is: Is she allowed to discard these things even without his permission, or under joint ownership laws, would he have recourse against her, especially if this one day does progress to the point of divorce? From what I’ve read, as long as they are married, either or both spouses have an equal right to sell, donate, discard or otherwise make decisions about joint marital property items, such as all the miscellaneous “stuff” he has accumulated in their home and at these other locations where they are paying for space. Could you please confirm if this is correct?