Can I change the locks if my husband abandoned my son and I?

Asked on August 16, 2012 under Family Law, Virginia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your situation.  You can not change the locks unless your husband agrees to give you exclusive use and occupancy or the court does.  So I would take the steps necessary and apply for temporary sole custody of your son, exclusive use and occupancy of the marial home and support for both you and your son.  Good luck.


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