Possible restraining order

Ask a Lawyer

Question

Country: United States of America
State: Florida

I need to know what legal action I can take in this case. I recently got engaged, however, my finance has two kids by another man. When she moved here from Maine, he came with her, and both names are on the lease to the apartment. Even though she has asked him several times to leave, he refuses, and since he is on the lease, it is our understanding that we can't make him leave. He told her yesterday that if she goes out at all for the next two weeks, he is going to change the locks to the apartment so she can't come back. If he does this, what legal action can we take, and is there any way to get him removed from the lease?

Answer

He cannot lock her out--the police will escort her back. They need to end the lease or she could seek a restraining order against him keeping him away...
References in periodicals archive ?
At the station, possible restraining order violation reported.
It's mostly about a trip to Amsterdam and a possible restraining order against Quinn to stay away from Hope and her family, especially her baby.
Coolidge Place, possible restraining order violation.
Worcester Street, possible restraining order violation.
Franklin Street, possible restraining order violation.
Willow Street, possible restraining order violation.
Green Street, annoying calls, possible restraining order violation.
Stuart Road, possible restraining order violation, daughter received letter from person.
an officer responded to North Main Street for domestic abuse and a possible restraining order violation.
a resident of Boylston requested to speak to an officer about harassment of a family member and a possible restraining order.
Leominster Road, possible restraining order violation.
Walk-in to station, possible restraining order violation.