How do I sue for emotional distress/slander. I am a welfare recipient. My exes family has been harssing me continually making false claims to DYFS on me, false police reports claiming I'm out side their home when it's simply impossible. I had a public defender in these pending crimminal charges she place against me but there was a serious conflict of interest considering they know each other. She did not do a thing in my defense especially considering I had 66 calls from this woman in one evening. She illegally tried to kidnap my son and the minute I filed charges she went and filed false charges against me and made slanderous remarks about my parenting
Have a local Peterson lawyer send a cease and desist letter.
Claims for damages against public entities in NJ require a filing of a Tort Claims notice within 90 days of the event. Make sure to file a claim, there is a guide on Avvo I did.
However, be aware that there are immunities for DYFS employees and your claim is going to be tough. find a local attorney to discuss.
Ask a local lawyer to draft and send a cease and desist letter on your behalf.
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