Q: My ex wife entered my private room at my parents house to obtain tax documents without permission or asking for them.
I was out of town for work and she has documentation I need now and is refusing to get me the info.
Is your divorce final? Do you have any ongoing action?
Obviously, she shouldn't have gone into your room. Getting the documents back can be difficult, if you have an ongoing case, you can require her to provide them through the Court. If you do not, your options are a little more limited.
If she entered and took personal property, that is a crime. Bear in mind, it can be difficult to get the police to help because they try to stay out of domestic disputes.
At the end of the day, it may also be easier to get another copy from the source. For example, your employer may be able to give you another W-2.
There may be some other options that you could review with an attorney.
Obviously, she shouldn't have done that. And whoever let her into your private room should not have let her even come in the house.
If you have an ongoing case in the Court (or are about to file) it is possible to force her to provide the documents through the Court. Family Courts are courts of equity, meaning it will require parties to act fairly.
If you finished your case, it may be possible to get police help. But they rarely step in for domestic disputes.
The easiest way may be to get the documents from the source. For example, getting a copy of your W-2 from your employer may be quicker than fighting with your ex--and better for your blood pressure.
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