Question asked on Aug. 15, 2020
Q: He has been in Honduras for almost 2 years waiting on his visa. He has it now but I want to be separated from him. Can I stop him from entering the house or make him leave?
A: Short answer: “no.” His rights stem from whether he has a legal claim to the location, not his marital status to you. If he is not on the lease, simply do not let him in. If he has a key, you can change the locks (if permitted by your lease). If the situation is that confrontational, however, you might be better served by a temporary protective order or an order for exclusive possession issued in a divorce action. Either way, it is probably wise to consult a family law specialist.