I stay in michigan if my husband abandon me can i change the locks.

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I stay in michigan if my husband abandon me can i change the locks.

Can I change my locks if my husband abandoned me.

Asked on June 9, 2017 under Family Law, Michigan

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, at least not yet. Until there is a formal separation agreement or divorce decree in effect that states who has the exclusive possession of the property, it remains the "joint marital residence". This is true no matter whose name is on the deed/lease, and even if one spouse has moved out.


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