Can I change the locks after divorce?
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.
Can my ex change the locks?
Can my ex break in? A joint owner can use reasonable force to re-enter a property they have been excluded from. They may ask a locksmith to change the locks again. In some cases in may be possible to exclude the other person who has a right to occupy the property by obtaining an Occupation Order from the Court.
Can a wife legally kick husband out?
In the event of a family law separation, both parties are legally entitled to live in the family home. It does not matter whose name is on the ownership of the house. There is no presumption that the wife or the husband has to leave the house. Under the law, you cannot kick each other out.