hi for a friend he came home from work his wife has him locked out of there home he is married 1.5 years with 2 children can he inter the family home can he stay in the family home or do he find a place to live
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1. In strict point of law, any co-owner of a house can reside in their property. Accordingly, if your friend is a joint owner of the house with his wife, then he can get a locksmith to re-change the locks and enter there and continue to reside there. However, in practice, things are not so simply as the wife can get a Protection Order if she alleges she fees threatened by him living in the house. Accordingly, as a matter of practice, I would suggest that he gets someone to seek to mediate between them in the situation and in the meantime, he finds temporary accommodation. Courts do not like two warring parties living in the same property and if he forces his way back in there, then he is likely to have a barring/Protection order made against him. So in the meantime, he should find somewhere else to live.
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