How can I get into my sister’s home that she shares with her girlfriend and pack up her things if the girlfriend will not cooperate?

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How can I get into my sister’s home that she shares with her girlfriend and pack up her things if the girlfriend will not cooperate?

My sister is in jail and was sentenced to 7 years, She wants me to go pack up her things but her girlfriend/roommate will not let me in the home to do this. What can I do?

Asked on August 15, 2011 Florida

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

To get further cooperation from your sister's girlfriend to pack up your sister's belongings, you should get a written, signed and notarized power of attorney from your sister authorizing you to do as what she supposedly told you to do. When received, provide a copy of this document to your sister's roommate.

If the house is a rental, provide a copy of this power of attorney to the landlord and see if he or she will allow you access to the house to pack up your sister's belongings.

If you still receive no cooperation from the roommate and the landlord, you should consult with an attorney to assist you in getting access to the home. Perhaps a letter from the attorney mentioning the power of attorney to the roommate and landlord will get the desired access for you to do what needs to be accomplished.

Good luck.


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