Clarksville, TN asked in Divorce, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Can I keep my soon to be ex husband out of our townhouse after he's been gone almost a month.

He left for a work trip at the start of the month and while he was gone, I finally decided to leave him. He comes back Saturday, but I don't want him in my house unless I'm here and I want my house key. He is on the lease, and he is planning to pack his stuff and leave, but wants to do it on a day I will be out of town. Is there a legal way I can keep him out of my house?

1 Lawyer Answer
Johnny Quitman Rasberry
Johnny Quitman Rasberry
  • Cordova, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You would have to secure a court order preventing him from entering a premises for which he has a lease. I suggest you quickly consult with an experienced local family law attorney to get the best options for your particular case.

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