Can I exclude my spouse from the home?
Can I exclude my spouse from the home? No, you cannot exclude a spouse from the home. A trial court may not issue a Temporary Restraining Order that excludes a spouse from the family home, prohibits reasonable and necessary spending of funds for living expenses, or forbids reasonable and necessary conduct of a party’s usual business. At the hearing for the temporary injunction where both parties have been given notice and opportunity to be heard, the Court may enter more extensive orders, including temporary injunctions, orders for support of a spouse, and interim attorney’s fees, as well as for temporary exclusive use of marital property. A spouse can be excluded from the residence if there is abuse involved.