Well, this situation is a little complicated but I havenít been able to get any answers, so here I am. A friend of mine bought
a house in Southern California and his girlfriend talked him into adding her name to the grant deed (I know, bad move).
My friendís girlfriend (now an ex) put a restraining order on him so that he wasnít allowed back in his home, she then
moved out of the house (stealing all of his furniture) and is currently renting the property to her friends. The restraining
order has since been lifted, however my friend cannot get back into his home because of the renters. The house is currently
tied up in litigation (and has been for almost 2 years) due to our lawyer being unable to locate her.
Now for my questions:
Does my friend have any rights to his home? Does he have to honor the rights of the renters if he is not the one renting the house?
(the ex is making a living (not to mention a killing) off of the rent while my friend pays the mortgage every month)
Can my friend somehow have these people evicted?
I would just like to know what rights my friend has to his property. (His lawyer is unhelpful and seems to be a little lazy)