Does my wife have the right to throw my things out of the house while going through divorce

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Does my wife have the right to throw my things out of the house while going through divorce

She filed for divorce the
case is still in the court a
demand that I leave the house
in 7 days or she will throw my
belongs out of the house she
says she has the right is
legally covered. What are my
legal rights.

Asked on August 5, 2017 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Until your divorce is finalized, the home remains the "joint marital residence". This means that you both have equal rights to occupy it, no matter whose name is on the deed/lease. If your wife attempts to throw you out now, you can take legal action. 


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