My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
Hi, I need some help here.
I moved in to my husband's house within the past year, where he lives with his brother and mother. We received a gift from a family friend, they were couches. They were not new, but they were in very good condition. My husband and I are planning on moving out by the end of this year, so we thought it wouldn't be a problem keeping our couches on the property. I came back from work maybe 2 weeks after we were given the couches and they were gone. My husband's brother decides, without permission, to sell our couches. He kept the money, and now we can't get anything from him. We were not planning on selling them, we wanted to keep them. His brother claims, that because I am not on the lease for the house, that I don't have a right to them. I told him that it was our property and that he was not allowed to sell them without permission. If he did not want them on the property, shouldn't he have told us to move them off of the property? He never once gave us a warning or anything regarding having them there. He just sold them. I want him to either a) pay us the money that he received for our property or b) to replace the property he sold without permission. How can I do this?
He will not and does not believe that we had a right to those couches, even though they were given to us.