She has stated her intention to move, but I want her access to be by appointment only. The house is in my name only; we have been married only 15 months. I want to protect my property as much as I can in this situation.
Maybe you should ask for a restraining order.
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I agree with Mr. Kelly and you may want to get a lawyer to help with the dissolution paperwork and as for the order sooner rather than later. That way you have started the process. But in short no you cannot lock out a resident without a court order.
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No, do not under any circumstances lock her out of the house. You can file for a temporary order that gives you possession of the home and then change the locks or once she has voluntarily moved out of the house then change the locks, but not before either of those events.
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