High Peak Deception - Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates - Common Law Marriage Books

| HIGH PEAK DECEPTION | PICTURE GALLERY | ABOUT THE AUTHOR | CONTACT MARLA |

HIGH PEAK DECEPTION

A Story of Lies and Deception
In a Common Law Marriage

Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates

PICTURE GALLERY

Here are some pictures of our shared assets that I had to leave behind.
These assets were all on our property when I moved out in March 2010.

Major Assets

Our major assets consisted of a Log Home on 10 Acres, 22 Acre Lot 26, and a 1997 Motorhome.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge)
Half My House from High Peak Deception<br>Photograph © Colonial Structurers Cedar Log Homes Aerial View 2011 from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
“Half My House”
My Dream Home – Three Story Log Home, 4,700 sq. ft.
I paid over $28,000 towards the purchase of this Colonial Structures Cedar Log Homes Construction Kit. My Ex Paid $5,000 for a Colonial Dearlership – He never sold anything.
Photo Courtesy of Colonial Structures Cedar Log Homes.
Aerial View of Our Home Taken on November 1, 2011
10 Acre Estate with 4,700 sq. ft. House, Large Workshop, Assorted Junker Cars, Trucks, Tractor, Trailers, Jet Skis, Boats, Challenger Motorhome, and assorted Toys. Buyer for side lot said, “He didn’t want to live next to a junk yard”.
Aerial Photo 11/01/2011. Image ©2021 Google Earth.
Mountain Top Lot from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates 1997 Damon Challenger Motorhome from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
Mountain Top Lot – A Cliffhanger of the Deal
22 Acre Mountain Top Lot overlooking downtown. It’s been for sale since 2007 – Any takers? I made ALL of the payments, totalling $4,860, on this lot, up until 03/2010.
Photo 05/2014 Marla Gates.
1997 Damon Challenger Motorhome – Used Only Once
Purchased 01/2007 for $23,000. $18,000 Financed at 9%.
I made 1/2 of the payments, totalling $4,140, towards the purchase of this Motorhome, up until 03/2010.
Photo 02/2007 Marla Gates.

The Large Workshop

This 3 Car Workshop was purchased for about $8,000, and completed in the fall of 2006.
I helped in the building of The Large Workshop, which took the summer of 2006 to complete.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge)
Workshop Being Built from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Workshop Exterior from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
Workshop Being Built – August 2006
One nut and bolt at a time.
Photo 08/2006 Marla Gates.
Workshop Exterior Finished – October 2006
Building Cost about $8,000.
Photo 10/2006 Marla Gates.
Workshop Interior Car Lift from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Workshop Tools and Equipment from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
Workshop Interior – Car Lift
9,000 Pound Car Lift, Cost $1564.
3 Junker Cars Inside. Tax Value $9,500.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
Assorted Workshop Tools and Equipment
Bench Grinder, Drill Press, Plasma Cutter, Band Saw.
Total Estimated Value $12,000.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.

The Toys

All of these ‘Lawn Ornaments’ were bought out of our ever expanding Line of Credit.
“The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.” – Doris Rowland
(Click on the pictures to enlarge)
1995 Ford F250 4x4 Pickup from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates 18 Foot Hudson Trailer from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
1995 Ford F250 4x4 Pickup
Tax Value $4,220. It’s worth more.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
18 Foot Hudson Trailer
Tax Value $430. It’s worth more.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
1999 Red Camry from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates 1995 Silver Camry LE from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
1999 Red Camry
Tax Value $1,396. It’s worth more.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
1995 Silver Camry LE
Tax Value $2,110. It’s worth more.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4x4 from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Bogus Greenhouse Business from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4x4
Tax Value $4,880. It’s worth less.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
Bogus Greenhouse Business – Never Sold Anything
Paid $11,758 for Pipe Bending Equipment and Pipe. Tax Writeoff.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
1987 Cobia Boat and Trailer from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Kubota Bush Hog Tractor from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
1987 Cobia Boat and Trailer – Used Only Twice
He just had to have this boat. Purchased for $23,000.
Photo 10/2006 Marla Gates.
Kubota Bush Hog Tractor with Many Accessories
Traded in Yellow Ford Tractor. Purchased for $24,000.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
Junker Car on Trailer from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Peterborough Pontoon Boat and Trailer from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
Junker Car On Trailer
This junker car sat on this trailer for many years.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
Peterborough Pontoon Boat and Trailer
Tax Value $2,500. It’s worth more.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
Bass Boat and Trailer from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Pool Table from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
Bass Boat and Trailer
Tax Value $700. It’s worth more.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
Pool Table – Used Only a Few Times
Purchased new for $2,000.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
Celestron Telescope Equipment from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Celestron Telescope from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
Celestron Telescope Equipment
Celestron Telescope with GPS Tracker Software.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.
Celestron Telescope – Used Only a Few Times
Total Equipment Purchased new for about $2,500.
Photo 01/2009 Marla Gates.

Our Relationship

Our relationship ended in October 2009, with his admission of ‘The Other Woman’.
As you can see from these actual pictures, audio and video recordings – It got really ugly!
My Ex, his brother and his brother’s wife tried to lock me out of my house and my property.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge)
Ex's Brother and His Wife Locking Entrance Gate from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Main Entrance Gate Locked from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
Ex’s Brother and Brother’s Wife Locking Entrance Gate
They Live a Few Miles Away.
Photo 01/22/2010 Marla Gates.
Main Entrance Gate Locked
Play Phone Call To Ex’s Brother
Phone Call Recorded 01/23/2010 Marla Gates.
Surveillance Equipment from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Kitchen Surveillance Camera from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
Lorex Surveillance Equipment
He Purchased this Lorex Wireless Surveillance Equipment.
Photo 01/2010 Marla Gates.
Kitchen Surveillance Camera
He Installed Wireless Surveillance All Over The House.
Photo 01/2010 Marla Gates.
Eviction Notice and Lockout from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Door Jammed From Inside from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Door Nailed From Inside from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
Eviction Notice and Lockout
Seen From Outside The House.
Play Locked Out Video
Video 01/22/2010 Marla Gates.
Door Jammed From Inside
Seen From Inside The House.
Play Kitty Trapped Video
Video 01/22/2010 Marla Gates.
Door Nailed From Inside
Door Knob Laying On Floor.
Play Intruder Alert Video
Video 01/22/2010 Marla Gates.

The End Result – March 2010

I could no longer live under these conditions, so I moved out of the house in March 2010.
I hired a Civil Attorney and filed my Lawsuit for ‘Unjust Enrichment with Resulting Trust’.
My Four Year, Costly Legal Battle, ended in May 2014, with a ‘Confidential Settlement Offer’,
which won’t even cover my Legal Expenses. As usual, the Attorneys got all of the money.
I never had my day in court to tell my side of my sad, but true story – Please buy my book!
(Click on the pictures to enlarge)
My Sofa Bed from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates House In Disrepair 2014 from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates Author Marla Gates from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
My Sofa Bed
This is all that I got out of my 11 year Common Law Marriage.
Photo 02/2010 Marla Gates.
House In Disrepair May 2014
Stairs are taped off, missing 2nd floor railing – Needs staining!
Photo 05/2014 Marla Gates.
Author Marla Gates
Hi, I’m Marla Gates. This is my true story. Please buy my book.
Photo 09/1999 Marla Gates.
Closing Arguments Poster from High Peak Deception Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates
The End Result – March 2010 – Closing Arguments Poster
This Closing Arguments Poster as of March 15, 2010, pretty much sums up my Legal Case.
We lived together for 11 years as if we were married.
We both had Equal Medical Professional Incomes.
We built this house together.

My Ex got to keep EVERYTHING,
The 4,700 sq. ft. 3 Story Log Home, Mountain Top Lot 26,
Large Workshop, Fine Furniture, Motorhome, Trucks,
Tractors, Cars, Boats, Trailers & Assorted Toys.

I got out with the Sofa Bed and my Kitty.

Is this Justice?
Poster 03/2010 Marla Gates.
Book Publisher Inquiries Welcome
Valid HTML 401Facebook ShareTwitterEmail

| HOME | PICTURE GALLERY | ABOUT THE AUTHOR | CONTACT MARLA |

Copyright ©2021 High Peak Deception. All Rights Reserved. A Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates.
This Non-Fiction Novel and Book Website are based on true life activities and events of my
unrecognized Common Law Marriage in North Carolina, which lasted for 11 years.
Locations and character’s names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Photographs Copyright ©2021 Marla Gates, All Rights Reserved.
Common Law Marriage Books - Common Law Marriage Novels
www.HighPeakDeception.com
High Peak Deception - Non-Fiction Novel by Marla Gates - Common Law Marriage Books