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Clare, Solicitor
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My wife asked me to leave our marital home in June 2014 and

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My wife asked me to leave our marital home in June 2014 and go and stay with my father.
I have been having regular contact with my 4 children and have them on average 13 nights a month but have to book a hotel or squeeze them into the spare room at my fathers. I have asked my wife that I move back and sleep in the spare room at our house and she is refusing. She has changed the locks apparently since i've been at my fathers yet I still have 90% of my possessions at house. Where do I stand?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

You have every right to live in the marital home until your divorce is finalised.

You may get a locksmith to allow you entry back into the property if you wish. Perhaps a letter from a local solicitor informing her of your rights to live in the property may make her change her mind without any breach of the peace.

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Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
If your name is ***** ***** the deeds, you may also register your home rights at the Land Registry, see here how to do so:
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Given that you are separated and there are children involved moving back in as suggested would not be wise and could make the situation worse.
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What other assets are there and what income do you each have?
What payments are you currently making?