How do I go about getting my personal property back intact from my spouse?

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How do I go about getting my personal property back intact from my spouse?

cCothing, picture, and valuable family heirlooms. Spouse is out-of-state.

Asked on February 28, 2011 under Family Law, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Well that depends.  Are you in the process of getting divorced or have you just separated?  What?  You did not say here.  Generally speaking the law does not permit parties to destroy each others things or to dissipate marital assets during a divorce.  If you have an attorney then have the attorney contact your spouse's attorney and let him or her know that you will be there to get the stuff.  Unless your spouse has been awarded sole occupancy of the marital home you can re-enter to get your things, but I would not do so without notice just to show that you are on the up and up.  Good luck to you.


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