I just need one answer quick please

You cannot change the locks to the martial residence unless your spouse MOVES OUT with the intention of living somewhere else. Usually it is sufficient if someone leaves with most of their clothing and personal belongings (ie: more than enough for a normal business trip or vacation). You cannot change the locks if your spouse leaves after an argument for a night, or for a few nights if they have intention of coming back to the residence.

Erin E. Clarey
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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I just want to know if this is true. I have heard that if your spouse leave during or after an arguement you can change the locks on the door and not let them back in. I guess my other post is too long and detailed for an answer or advice, but this is something I really want to know as soon as possible.