My husband locked me out of house

Restraining order was lifted and now husband can’t find key
to house. What are my rights to keep calling cop

Asked on March 10, 2017 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

A spouse cannot just change the locks to the marital home without a court order granting them exclusive use and occupancy of the home. By letting him take control of the proceedings like this you, will be constantly on the defense about claiming your rights. However, while the  restraining order was dropped, there is always the possibility of him getting another. You really should have legal representation at this point.

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

A spouse cannot just change the locks to the marital home without a court order granting them exclusive use and occupancy of the home. By letting him take control of the proceedings like this you, will be constantly on the defense about claiming your rights. However, while the  restraining order was dropped, there is always the possibility of him getting another. You really should have legal representation at this point.


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