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Man camps out in yard for 6 months after wife kicks him out

One Texas couple is the subject of neighborhood scrutiny and national news after reports of a man camping out on his front lawn for months after being kicked out by his estranged wife began making the media rounds. According to reports, the woman changed the locks on their impressive home — said to be valued around $1 million — and put the man out with just the clothes he was wearing.

The woman also reportedly asked police to escort him off the property when he refused to leave the lawn, but while the divorce was still underway, the authorities could not force him to leave the property entirely because it was still in both of their names. The man has reportedly been sleeping under a sheet on the front porch but told reporters he did have some place to go if he wanted to.

The issues surrounding this situation are extensive and include a domestic violence arrest, over 30 visits from local authorities responding to dispute calls and accusations of misuse of the marital funds. The woman filed for divorce in June of this year and has reportedly been trying to get a restraining order but has been unsuccessful as of the time of reports.

In the end, it seems the woman got her way, as the judge ruled that she would get the house as part of the final divorce settlement, and the man was forced to leave once the paperwork was signed, finalizing the end of the couple's marriage. While this is a rather extreme example, it shows how difficult the divorce process can be and the challenges — such as who will get to stay in the house — that come with it.

Source: Huffington Post, "Man In Bitter Divorce Battle Sleeps On Front Lawn For Over 6 Months," David Moye, Oct. 08, 2015

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