Belleville, NJ asked in Family Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey

Q: My parents are withholding my mail from me, isn’t that illegal?

I was living with them temporarily for 6 months, they asked me to leave and I’ve been out since February. I have USPS they send me emails about mail coming in. I have mail that was delivered to their house I’ve messaged them multiple times about retrieving my letters without a response. I don’t know what else to do. I have mail from the IRS it’s very important

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Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
  • Short Hills, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Ask a neutral 3rd party to go to your parent's home and have that person ask your parents to give him / her your mail. I presume that it is safe to say that you and your parents are not on good terms at present and have no intention of communicating with you or responding to your emails. If you simply show up at their home, it sounds like it may be confrontational and could result in them calling the police. Don't do that to yourself or to your parents - find someone else to go there and handle it calmly.

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