If I put all of his things in storage, now we are paying the storage fee. We will have paid the storage fee for 30 days for him to go pick it up. If he fails to retrieve his items from storage within 30 days, we are going to continue paying the storage fees for another 2 months. We will be notifying him, but we are paying for it again and again. At a certain point, and I would say the 90-day mark, I would simply advise the client and certainly let the opposing counsel know that we are going to be disposing of it in some manner.
It is good practice to have a forfeiture clause in your divorce settlement agreement, so that in the case of the property not being picked up by a certain date, the property is simply considered forfeited, and the person who has possession of the property may dispose of it or sell it immediately upon noncompliance.