Locked out of my house

Dear Catbird:

Greetings. I also believe that you could have gotten back into the house, although after 6 weeks I do not think this is a possibility any longer. If you went back now you would be committing domestic criminal trespass.

I think that your husband has showed his true colors by kicking you out. My suggestion is to file for equitable distribution and maybe alimony, depending on the financial circumstances of your marriage. Best of luck!

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Recently I went to spend the night with a girlfriend due to the hurricane (2 nights). When I returned that morning, my husband had changed the locks on our house and stated “you have moved out.” I couldn’t believe what he did! He was posting “NO TRESPASSING/PRIVATE PROPERTY” all around the yard! The police were called & I was told to contact my attorney. He advised me not to break in the house and just list what furniture, etc. we should divide up. I was devastated! What are my rights? I have since been told by an outsider that I COULD have gotten in the house. I have been living with a friend for 6 weeks and STILL haven’t got my things from MY home. The house is in MY name as well as his. Please help me with this situation. I am changing attorneys ASAP.