What does a legal separation involve?
Separation generally means living apart from each other. It can be unilaterally initiated by either spouse, or mutually decided. It is possible to be ‘separated under one roof’ if certain criteria are met. If you are separated under the one roof, it is important to get legal advice.
How do I separate my finances from my husband?
If you want to ensure that you can become financially independent from your spouse, you must:Create a new budget.Make a fair division of accrued items, such as furniture, appliances, and electronics.Close your shared accounts as soon as possible.File for legal separation.Divide your assets.Get everything in writing.
Can I change my locks if my husband leaves?
The simple answer to whether a party going through separation can change the locks on a property they are living in is usually “yes”. If there is no court order which affects that person’s right to occupy the property, then in most circumstances there is little prohibiting a party from changing the locks.