He has moved out and we are just waiting on the 12 month separation before getting a divorce, but he shows up at the house and will refuse to leave when asked.
Sadly, he has the right to enter and would be within his rights to break down the door if you changed the locks. Maybe he wouldn't, who knows. You do have other possible options, so I would go get a consultation
I agree with Jeff's response, but would add, that if your husband is not on the title, and has moved out for over 30 days, there may be an option for you. As Jeff stated, call an attorney for a consultation.
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There are ways of dealing with this situation which are effective and can get the job done. However, it is best not to place the explanations on this open forum where your husband can read the strategies. It is best for you to have a private consultation with an experienced attorney who can give you the guidance you need.
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You can and he can break the locks as stated. You don't say you have kids so can't get a use and possession order. Don't indicate any violence so can't file for domestic violence order. This is one of the conundrums of Maryland law. Your H moved out and you have no right to enter his new home but he retains the right to enter his old home. With some more facts, may be able to help.
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