How can I keep my wife who left me a week ago from coming in our home while I’m at work and empty my home of furniture I’m still paying on.

We are separated and getting a divorce

Asked on August 21, 2016 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Until a formal separation agreement is in effect, or a final decree of divorce has been issued, both spouses have equal rights to the home (and its contents) as it is still considered to be the "joint marital residence". This is true no matter whose name that the deed/lease may be in. At this point, you should consult directly with a divorce attorney in your area. They can best advise you further.


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