Legal Question in Family Law in District of Columbia

My husband's ex-wife puts bills in his name but mailed to her address. As a result, we has bills that he's unaware of. What can we do to stop this?

Asked on 10/01/12, 8:53 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Paula McGill Attorney at Law

He should pull his credit report, contact the creditor's certified mail/return receipt noting the date of divorce and her unauthorized use of his name. He should demand the credit application used to open the account.

Also, he should contact her, certified mail/return receipt noting a violation of the divorce decree and possible fraud and criminal activities. If she continues with this, you might need to go to court and contact the postmaster general. This might be federal mail fraud, among other federal crimes. If he is being ask to pay on these bills, he can also sue her for all amounts due and other damages.

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Answered on 10/03/12, 1:25 am

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