Property rights in NC during separation


#1

My wife were married for just 6 days. She came into the marriage with nothing and I never put her name on any property. She left and took all her personal belongings. Can she come back and clean out my house legally? I am changing the locks. How can I keep my property safe?


#2

You can change your locks. Pursuant to our domestic criminal trespass statute, once she has moved out of the marital home, she cannot return without your permission. If she shows up you may call the police and enforce this statute. She is not entitled to any property you had prior to the marriage as this is separate property.