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What rights do you have to the family home when you separate?

Date:6 APR 2018
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As a family lawyer I am often asked about legal rights regarding a jointly owned property when a married couple separates.

The family home may often be the main asset for couples who are married or in a civil partnership. Both parties will understandably be concerned about where they will live, and arguments about the house are not uncommon at such an emotionally charged time.

Well-meaning family and friends may fuel concerns over rights to the jointly owned home, offering their opinion of who should be entitled to stay in the property.

When meeting new clients, two frequently questions are: 'I have left the property after we separated – am I allowed to go back and let myself in?' and 'My ex has left our family home – can I change the locks?'

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