Attorney is harassing and stalking me, can I get protective order?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Diego, CA

Hi, going trough divorce. I have reported all needed and possible information to opposite party. Ex's attorney asking to change health insurance for a child to PPO, and i can't do much until corrector because insurance company have enrollment window once a year. Her attorney been contacting my friends, my work asking for my income, benefits, what i do, where i hang out and etc... as well she exposes my divorce case to my employer and to my community I feel the my private life is been distributed, i am now scared to loose my job. Can I report attorney to police and have get restraining order? maybe stalking and harassment ?

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  1. Paula Brown Sinclair

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    Answered . What seems like stalking and harassment to you may be simply a thorough investigation regarding appending legal action to an objective observer. A report to the police is unlikely to be helpful.

    Best wishes for an outcome you can accept, and please remember to designate a best answer.

    This answer is offered as a public service for general information only and may not be relied upon as legal advice.
  2. Michael Kevin Cernyar

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    Answered . It appears you are representing yourself in this matter. From your facts, it doesn't appear the police will intervene. Further, it doesn't appear the court will consider it harassment. You are being out manuevered. My suggestion is to lawyer up or put up. There are many reputable family law attorneys who offer a free consultation. Meet with several and choose the one you get along with best.

    The response above is not intended as legal advice since it’s impracticable to provide thorough, accurate advice... more
  3. David Philip Shapiro

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    Answered . How about hiring a locally experienced attorney to represent YOU.

    Law Offices of David Shapiro 3555 4th Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 295-3555
  4. Adrienne Patricia Allen

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . This seems a little extreme to me. I would warn the lawyer that she needs to stop or you will report her to the state bar. Put it in writing and send it via a method where you can prove she received it. If she doesn't stop, then report her. If you lose your job, you can prove you tried to stop it. Good luck.

    I am licensed in California only and my answers on Avvo assume California law. The above answer is for general... more
  5. Thomas D. Boley

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    Answered . They have the right to conduct discovery to determine your income and collect other evidence to be used in the divorce action. The actions you list in your question are generally accepted methods of discovery. Look up the criminal actions in California for stalking and harassment. If they commit those crimes, contact the police.

    It is very easy to steamroll an unrepresented party in divorce. Discovery is a great tool to legally intimidate and bully the opposing party. To stop this, you will need private counsel.

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