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14 Mar 08 #16769 by jus_33
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Hi,
Could anyone tell me whether I have a right to re-enter the marital home whenever I wish? I left last october but the house is in joint names. He says I can only go in to collect my stuff when it is convenient for him. Is this true or can I go whenever I like? There are no occupation orders or anything like that.
Thanks in advance x

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14 Mar 08 #16772 by sexysadie
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Legally you can go in whenever you like. Morally, however, it's a different matter. He has a right to privacy, and if you go in whenever you want he doesn't get any privacy. Think about how you would feel if he walked into where you are living whenever he wanted to. It is better to make an amicable arrangement to pick up your stuff at a mutually convenient time than work on the basis of rights under the law.

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14 Mar 08 #16774 by jus_33
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Thanks. The problem I've got is that I need something urgently, i.e. before tomorrow morning, and he say's if I turn up at the house all the doors will be locked and he won't let me in! x

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14 Mar 08 #16780 by sexysadie
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It sounds as though he's being rather unreasonable, but I wouldn't just walk in. Could you ask a friend to get it for you?

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