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Other ppl staying over as you are divorcing

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20 Jul 12 #344371 by bluecity
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Hello,

I''m currently in a situation where I jointly own my home with my OH, we have agreed to divorce but have not yet filed for it.

She is saying 2 male friends of hers ( I dont know them) are staying over on Saturday night.


I have asked her not to do this as I''m not comfortable with it, she said there is nothing I can do. I said it puts me in an uncomfortable position in my own house and we''d both previously agreed to not put each other in such situations as its not fair.

Now if she goes ahead and does this without my consent I''m considering asking the police to come round and get them to leave.

I really need to know my rights, I can kinda of see both sides but I''d hope that if 1 party of a 50% ownership issue does not agree with something then it should not go ahead.

any advice or knowledge on this would be appreciated,

Thanks everyone.

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20 Jul 12 #344373 by cookie2
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Short version: you are correct.

Long version. As co-owners, you and your wife both have the right to invite guests into the house, and you both have the right to ask guests to leave. So she could invite them in, and you could immediately ask them to leave. Taking this ad absurdum, the guests would be standing on the doorstep, being invited in by her and kicked out by you in an endless cycle, in out in out, until one of you relents. Obviously that will not happen in practice and the logical conclusion would be that either they get bored and wander off, or else tempers rise and the police are called for breach of the peace. If the police are called then (assuming you haven''t punched anyone etc!!), they will ask these guys to leave. They would not kick you out of your own home and the obvious way of restoring the peace is to ask these guys to go. So just keep your cool, stay calm but stand your ground. The law is on your side.

You should tell your wife that it is not acceptable and that you will not be allowing these guys into your home. That way if a situation does arise, she was pre-warned, and only has herself to blame.

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20 Jul 12 #344376 by bluecity
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thanks Cookie you''re a star.

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