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Re: Legal Rights in the Marital Home

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05 Aug 12 #347440 by worrier1
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Hi,

I am in the process of divorcing my husband. He is forcing/forced me out of the home. We both are Joint Owners of the home.

I had my Mail re-directed. Our post box is outside of the house mounted onto the wall. We both have a key each.

I have gone round the house today and he has changed the lock on the post box.

Is this legal?

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05 Aug 12 #347455 by rasher
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Did you tell him you had your mail redirected? Normally the PO write to your home address to confirm that but he would have had to open the letter to learn of it. Its a criminal offence to interfere with someone elses post (spouse or not). With regard to changing locks on a jointly owned property - it shouldnt be done but has he only changed the locks on the post box or the house as well?

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06 Aug 12 #347495 by cookie2
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If you''ve had your mail redirected, why are you opening the post box?

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06 Aug 12 #347501 by WYSPECIAL
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worrier1 wrote:

Hi,

I am in the process of divorcing my husband. He is forcing/forced me out of the home. We both are Joint Owners of the home.

I had my Mail re-directed. Our post box is outside of the house mounted onto the wall. We both have a key each.

I have gone round the house today and he has changed the lock on the post box.

Is this legal?


Is what legal, changing the lock on something he owns or denying you access? He may not have a very plausible reason for changing the lock and since you have already said that you don''t have any reason to access it what is there to gain from pursuing it?

You could ask him why if you think he will teell you but it hardly seems worth spending money on to find out.

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06 Aug 12 #347611 by worrier1
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He knows as Royal Mail wrote a letter to the occupier at our Address and he is always home first and opened it.

He has only changed the locks on the postbox so far.

He has now got CCTV set up in the home.

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06 Aug 12 #347612 by worrier1
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Because i am still getting post in my Maiden Name.

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06 Aug 12 #347619 by WYSPECIAL
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worrier1 wrote:

Because i am still getting post in my Maiden Name.


Why not get that re-directed too and take all the worry out of it for you?

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