My partner has changed the locks to our home and won't let me back in. What can I do ?
If you own the property jointly with your partner then you are allowed to return to it.
Your partner should either supply you with new keys or put the old locks back. You may need to get a solicitor to write a letter to your partner.
If this does not work then you may need to apply to the court for an order that your partner must let you back in.
If you have been violent to your partner the court may not let you back in to the property for the time being.
Questions & Answers
- We have only been married a short time when can I start a divorce?
- How do I show the marriage has broken down?
- What if we can't carry on living together, but we don't want a divorce?
- What do I need to prove to get a legal separation?
- Can we just decide to separate without involving the courts?
- Do I need a solicitor to start a divorce or judicial separation?
- What is a Decree Nisi?
- My partner has started the divorce proceedings. Is there anything I need to do?
- My partner owns the property in which we live/or only their name is on the rent book. Will I have to leave if we separate?
- My partner has changed the locks to our home and won't let me back in. What can I do?
- I left the house and my children. Does this mean I do not have any rights?
- How can I get my partner to help me pay the bills?
- Who pays maintenance for the children?
- How does the court decide how much money I should get or what I should pay my partner?
- Do I have to tell anyone that my partner and I have separated/divorced?
- We are not married. Do I have any rights?