Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Virginia

Can my friend change the locks to his house his wife wants a divorce rented her own place and moved out, even though they are both on the mortgage?

Asked on 2/12/12, 1:29 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Sure, but at this time he would have no right to bar his wife's entry to the

marital home and she could insist on her right to enter at any time

as a co-owner of the property. (Your friend, in other words, would

be well advised under these circumstances to have some spare keys made for

these new locks.)

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Answered on 2/12/12, 2:20 pm

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