Is it legal to change the locks on the house that you both own?

My husband put me out of out house, and
changed the locks. It that legal?

Asked on July 14, 2018 under Family Law, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless and until there exists a legal separation agreement or a final decree of divorce that states whuich party has the sole and exclusive possession of the house, it remains the "joint marital residence". This measnt hat both you and your husband have the right to occupy it. This is true no matter whose nameis on the deed. At this point, you should consult directly with a divorce attorney in your area; they can best advise you further.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless and until there exists a legal separation agreement or a final decree of divorce that states whuich party has the sole and exclusive possession of the house, it remains the "joint marital residence". This measnt hat both you and your husband have the right to occupy it. This is true no matter whose nameis on the deed. At this point, you should consult directly with a divorce attorney in your area; they can best advise you further.


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