I never gave him permission to use our address nor did my wife. The only reason we have communication with this guy is for my wife’s two kids. I just want to know what can I do legally.
Other than an annoyance, I'm not sure what the real problem is. Receiving his mail doesn't give him rights to the place you live, nor does it make you responsible for his bills.
Your options are:
1) hold his mail and give it to him when he sees the children
2) Tell him to change the address where he's getting his mail
3) If he refuses to change the address, you can mark the mail for forwarding to his current address, or
4) mark the mail "return to sender, not at this address".
No reason you can't do all of those, in order.
You may want to consider hiring a lawyer to send a Cease and Desist letter. While a cease and desist letter has little legal impact, it is a relatively inexpensive way to put the person on notice that you are not going to let these actions continue and that you are serious about pursuing your legal remedies. It also tells the person that they could get in legal hot water which will cost them a lot of legal fees if nothing else. This will often convince them to stop their evil ways.
You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.
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I vote for doing 4) only.
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