Can I retrieve personal belongings from our home during divorce?
Question Details: My wife is threatening to press charges on me for going back into the house to retrieve mail and belongings that I left behind.
If there is no court order (such as a protective order or an order of the family court stating that you may not enter the home or reside there) against you barring you from going to the marital home, you have the same right to enter the home, occupy it, remove your possessions from it (or store your possessions in it) that she has and she can't keep you out. Only if there is a court order can you be excluded from the home.
Unless there exists a court order of some kind that bars you from entering the house. then it remains the "joint marital residence" until the divorce is finalized and exclusive occupany is established. This means that you can enter your home the same as your spouse. In fact, you can move back and live there if you choose.