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I'm going thru divorce and wife wants me to get out and told me that she will change the lock while I'm out of town, can the police protect me on this situacion?
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. I am going to assume that the home is in both of your names? If so, then she cannot change the lock. Or if she does, then someone in your situation has every right to call a locksmith and open the door that way. You cannot break in into your own home. The only way she can keep you out is if she has a restraining order or an injunction against you.

If this happens (key change), when a locksmith is called, you may wish to also call the police non emergency line and ask for an officer stand by to come with you to avoid her becoming violent when you open the door.

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