My husband and I divorced October 2015 using the services of a mediation
team. We still have joint ownership on our marital primary residence and a joint checking account to pay the expenses on the home. I continue to live in the house with our college-aged son. My ex-husband's primary residence is elsewhere. He has changed his permanent mailing address with the USPS and the DMV. The house is intended for sale in the near future with equity to be divided as established in our divorce
decree. Also, our divorce settlement stated that he would continue to deposit funds in the joint account to pay for the household expenses, repair and maintenance required for the upcoming listing of the home for sale. He has not honored this agreement, depositing only a fraction of what was agreed upon occasionally, claiming that his salary has decreased.
My problem is that the ex-husband believes that since his name is ***** ***** the title, it gives him the right to enter the residence whenever he pleases without permission or prior notification of intent. He frequently enters the home mid-day when he thinks no one will be home; the only evidence of this visit being items moved or mail taken.
I contacted the mediation team who handled our divorce and they could not help me with this situation, claiming a lack of legal knowledge. It is my understanding that since he has established a primary residence elsewhere, he is not entitled to come and go as he pleases in the former marital home.
I have told him repeatedly that he is welcome to stop by if he contacts me in advance to make sure that the timing of his visit is convenient to my and my son's preplanned daily activities. Is it legal for me to change pass codes or locks to prevent him from entering my home without my permission or knowledge?