i offered my wife to change the locks or take the key back during our separation (currently we have been separated for 1.5mths)? She responded by saying she wanted the key to the apartment. Later, i told her i will not give her the key to the apartment. However, today i learned that the locks were changed a month ago (which was also a month before she filed for divorce) as i attempted to go into the apartment a second time w/ the police. I'm in Illinois, we rent an apartment and both our names are ***** ***** lease. She has filed for a no fault divorce (irreconcilable differences). I have not filed for an appearance yet or been summoned to court. Therefore, i am still entitled to my personal belongings. Her lawyer said i can go get my personal belongings. There is no court order protection, restriction order or claims of domestic violence (hence no fault divorce) against me (i checked after my landlord told me there was, but checking for the protection there was not one). Can i get my belongings? did she/landlord do something illegal? Can i get my belongings while she is not home, if i go in with the police and/or the landlord?
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