Some lady is trying to serve papers to my ex husband for a debt that is included in his bankruptcy (filed but not final). We have been separated and he hasn't lived here for over 3 years, I haven't spoken or seen her. On Monday she came over my house while I was in the shower, 1st my 11 yr was out the door on his way to bus stop, she stopped him and ask where was his Dad, how could've she know if that was his child, which he was not, he told her that his dad should be at work. She ask if his mom was in there to he reply yes she is sleeping, fast forward...after knocking,my son 7yr answered door as she told him she was a police officer and a friends of his Dad. He said his Dad is not there, she told him to get his mother. He did come up and said someone was knocking on door, I just told him to ignore it as it might be a package. Since my son left the door cracked she made her way inside my house and looked around my living room. She got a call, then started to write something on a piece of paper and left. I have security cams which capture all of this.
What is your question? Entering the house without permission is trespass, and there is a civil cause of action for that (i.e., you could sue), and there is potentially a criminal charge. On the civil side, maybe you'll get a dollar in damages. You could report it to the police and they may or may not do anything about it.
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She must have talked to for you to learn that she was a private process server looking for your ex about a debt. Usually when there is communication they leave a card for you to contact them if you learn of someone's whereabouts. Usually they do not come in unless invited. Maybe you child invited her to wait for you? Sounds like the person was just doing her job.
there is no yes or no answer here:
licensed process servers to have limited rights to enter private property and what you describe is not clearly incorrect.
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