I inherited this home from my parents with no mortgage 20 years ago. We were married for 12 years when this happened. I have no history of violence I have no record except a second offense oui. I wanted a divorce. After he changed the locks, he got a restraining order on me and I have not been in my own home for almost a year. Everything I own is in that home all of my families stuff now he wants 1/2 of everything and won’t drop the restraining order so I can’t clean out the house. In the meantime I have been homeless for a year and can’t seem to get anywhere with him
The two of you have been separated for a year. You need to file a separate support action, or a divorce action in the family court. If you own the home then you should have keys to the home. good luck
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If your spouse has a restraining order preventing you from entering the home, they can change the locks. You need to file for divorce, and the court can make temporary orders during the process to allow you to get your stuff. You can also call the police to ask if you can be escorted to the house to retrieve belongings.
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You need an attorney ASAP. You need to file for a divorce or separate support ASAP. If there is a one year restraining order in place, then some judge thought it had merit. It will likely soon be up for renewal and you and your attorney should be prepared to challenge its continuation.
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