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I don't remember ever getting a certified letter before. It's addressed to my husband, and says he ("or his agent") can pick it up tomorrow after 8:30 a.m. I'm hoping I can sign for it, since he won't be available.

Are there good reasons to get a certified letter? I'm imagining it must be from the IRS or a lawyer or be something that will cost us money somehow.

Any ideas?

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Probably service of process. Does you no good to avoid it.

Most states allow service on the wife to be effective as service on the husband if service is personally made at the residence.

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It's ALWAYS bad news. You're probably looking at some jail time.

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Either

1) IRS

2) something to do with owing money or child support to a wife/GF

3) Lawsuit

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Probably service of process. Does you no good to avoid it.

Most states allow service on the wife to be effective as service on the husband if service is personally made at the residence

So I probably can't pick it up at the post office?

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Thanks, both of those ideas will help me sleep tonight.

Ignore TylerRoseFan

He's being an idjit.

Certified letter to husband or agent is usually service or process and a belief they are sending the mail to his business address. You are probably not involved personally or you would have been named. They can always find out if a person is married.

Like I said, does you no good to avoid it - it won't "kill their case" if they have a genuine case against your husband.

This sounds like a business thing - accept the letter and let your husband deal with it.

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Either

1) IRS

2) something to do with owing money or child support to a wife/GF

3) Lawsuit

1) We do pay taxes

2) Neither of us have ever been married before

3) We haven't been involved in anything that would cause this

Hmmmm....

I bet we're getting audited.

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Long lost uncle left your husband :moneybag::moneybag::moneybag:

also a possibility - any of a thousand reasons why the person on the other end needs to know your husband received notice of the letter.

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,Mar 23 2006, 11:19 PM]Either

1) IRS

2) something to do with owing money or child support to a wife/GF

3) Lawsuit

1) We do pay taxes

2) Neither of us have ever been married before

3) We haven't been involved in anything that would cause this

Hmmmm....

I bet we're getting audited.

I don't think audit letters come by certified letter - they mail you a "fat letter" notice first.

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Thanks, both of those ideas will help me sleep tonight.

Ignore TylerRoseFan

He's being an idjit.

Certified letter to husband or agent is usually service or process and a belief they are sending the mail to his business address. You are probably not involved personally or you would have been named. They can always find out if a person is married.

Like I said, does you no good to avoid it - it won't "kill their case" if they have a genuine case against your husband.

This sounds like a business thing - accept the letter and let your husband deal with it.

That's right, if it were for taxes wouldn't both our names be on it since we file jointly?

I'll go with it's a business thing. I like that idea.

OR the long lost uncle. :thumbup:

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I don't think audit letters come by certified letter - they mail you a "fat letter" notice first.

:no:

I got a certified letter regarding a discrepancy with my Roth IRA withdrawal ($10k first time home purchase) last year... it was their first correspondence on the matter.

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I would sometime get sporting event tickets via certified mail. Has your husband bought any tickets?

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Like I said, most states allow the wife to accepot process for the husband at their place of abode.

You are not mentioned by name, thast information is easily available, and "or his agent" makes me think it is NOT service of process for a lawsuit.

That's improper captioning "or his agent" doesn't work, legally, for service of process without either naming the agent or serving the agent at the agent's place of business.

if it were something to do with your house (mechanics' lien?), and you are both on the title, you would have to be named or receive your own separate process.

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I don't think audit letters come by certified letter - they mail you a "fat letter" notice first.

:no:

I got a certified letter regarding a discrepancy with my Roth IRA withdrawal ($10k first time home purchase) last year... it was their first correspondence on the matter.

that's not an audit.

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Just checked with my husband, he says there is a possibility of the company he works for being sued but he doesn't know of a specific case right now.

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Just checked with my husband, he says there is a possibility of the company he works for being sued but he doesn't know of a specific case right now.

If they are ALSO suing him personally, they should have served him at work, but they are within their rights to serve him at home.

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,Mar 23 2006, 09:27 PM]

I don't think audit letters come by certified letter - they mail you a "fat letter" notice first.

:no:

I got a certified letter regarding a discrepancy with my Roth IRA withdrawal ($10k first time home purchase) last year... it was their first correspondence on the matter.

that's not an audit.

Whatever...point is it could be tax papers. Tis the season.

What's crawled up your ### tonight? You're awfully nitpicky :unsure:

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I would sometime get sporting event tickets via certified mail. Has your husband bought any tickets?

No, nothing like that.

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,Mar 23 2006, 09:27 PM]

I don't think audit letters come by certified letter - they mail you a "fat letter" notice first.

:no:

I got a certified letter regarding a discrepancy with my Roth IRA withdrawal ($10k first time home purchase) last year... it was their first correspondence on the matter.

that's not an audit.

Whatever...point is it could be tax papers. Tis the season.

What's crawled up your ### tonight? You're awfully nitpicky :unsure:

I am?

I am being exact - not nitpicky.

My friend's solo law practce was audited two years ago and he never received a certified letter, but he knew he was being audited b/c he got a "fat letter" from the IRS.

I mentioned a Mechanics' lien b/c that would come certified mail, but she'd be named if she was on the title of the house - same thing with taxes. Married filing jointly both names would be on a letter.

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To be precise, the "or your agent" was just the text on the preprinted notice from the postal service. My husband's name was written in by the mailman. So, perhaps it was addressed to both of us and he just wrote the first name on the notice.

I hate mysteries. It's probably something dumb, but I'll go get it first thing in the morning or I'll go nuts trying to figure it out.

Thanks for the info guys.

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I think it is a notice that your husband's subscription to Black Tail has expired and that it is time to review.

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That letter could be from Child Protective Services (CPS). Perhaps your husband has a little junior running around out there you're not aware of and that is now looking for his daddy.

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Certified letters are enough to make anyone go crazy.

We got a notice on our door a month ago from the post office that we missed signing for one.

We were freaked out because we had just efiled our taxes and we, like someone had suggested, thought we were getting audited.

I am standing outside the post office the next morning and I go in expecting the worst. It turns out that it was from our house alarm company and they needed to come check our system to make sure the monitoring software was working correctly.

Man, I can't believe I lost sleep over that,

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,Mar 23 2006, 11:19 PM]Either

1) IRS

2) something to do with owing money or child support to a wife/GF

3) Lawsuit

1) We do pay taxes

2) Neither of us have ever been married before

3) We haven't been involved in anything that would cause this

Hmmmm....

I bet we're getting audited.

This is not a requirement for having children. :unsure:

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I get a certified letter every year from the realtor that we rent thru. They are just sending the new lease agreement. Has your husband ever been arrested, it might be a summons to appear in court?? Just thinking out lound. Let us know what it is. :popcorn:

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I confronted my husband with the damning evidence of a Certified Letter delivery attempt card and he broke.

I found out he's got a mistress, an ex-wife he never told me about and 2 kids from 2 different women he hardly knew. Plus he's been running an illegal gambling ring out of his car in the office parking lot.

I never had a clue. :shrug:

GB the USPS.

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I confronted my husband with the damning evidence of a Certified Letter delivery attempt card and he broke.

I found out he's got a mistress, an ex-wife he never told me about and 2 kids from 2 different women he hardly knew. Plus he's been running an illegal gambling ring out of his car in the office parking lot.

I never had a clue. :shrug:

GB the USPS.

:eek: or :fishing:

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I confronted my husband with the damning evidence of a Certified Letter delivery attempt card and he broke.

I found out he's got a mistress, an ex-wife he never told me about and 2 kids from 2 different women he hardly knew. Plus he's been running an illegal gambling ring out of his car in the office parking lot.

I never had a clue. :shrug:

GB the USPS.

That's too bad.

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I confronted my husband with the damning evidence of a Certified Letter delivery attempt card and he broke.

I found out he's got a mistress, an ex-wife he never told me about and 2 kids from 2 different women he hardly knew.  Plus he's been running an illegal gambling ring out of his car in the office parking lot.

I never had a clue. :shrug:

GB the USPS.

That's too bad.

:cryinglikeAdamMorrison:

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I confronted my husband with the damning evidence of a Certified Letter delivery attempt card and he broke.

I found out he's got a mistress, an ex-wife he never told me about and 2 kids from 2 different women he hardly knew. Plus he's been running an illegal gambling ring out of his car in the office parking lot.

I never had a clue. :shrug:

GB the USPS.

That's too bad.

:cryinglikeAdamMorrison:

let us know when you know what it is, S

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i lost interest

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:bag:

I actually thought "bag" when I saw what it was.

It was from the Water Authority. Notice of shut-off. See, I have a bad habit of letting bills pile up because most are paid automatically and the water bill was kinda stuck at the bottom of a big pile. Then I got a Reminder Notice, and paid the bill a few days (or a week) later.

No inheritance, no long-lost kid, no lawsuit, no court date. No water.

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Your husbands dirty little secrets are still safe. :thumbup:

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Your husbands dirty little secrets are still safe. :thumbup:

Yep. He's off the hook.

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:bag:

I actually thought "bag" when I saw what it was.

It was from the Water Authority. Notice of shut-off. See, I have a bad habit of letting bills pile up because most are paid automatically and the water bill was kinda stuck at the bottom of a big pile. Then I got a Reminder Notice, and paid the bill a few days (or a week) later.

No inheritance, no long-lost kid, no lawsuit, no court date. No water.

:lmao:

:tfp:

:ptts:

:own3d:

:lmao:

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Yea, I know I'm an idiot. I guess I should probably call my husband to let him know he isn't going to jail or anything.

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