Can spouse residing in home pack my belongings?


#1

My spouse has a protective order filed against me. Can they pack up my things without my permission. My name is on the deed.


#2
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Hello Chewtoy,

Yes, they can pack up your belongings & put them aside (boxes,bags etc).

This would be a good time to file for Interim Distribution to get your things, also file for ED & other entitlements you may have.

Best of luck.


#3

There are no provisions in the equitable division statutes that dictate how or when personal items will be packed. If the protective order is in effect for a year, and you are not allowed to go to the residence to get your belongings, you should try to arrange getting them from her through a 3rd party, or file an equitable distribution lawsuit and ask the court for assistance.