I am going through a separation and this neighbor is spreading lies about me. I would like them to stop.
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
Send them a Cease and Desist letter on a lawyers letterhead and should you ever feel threatened go to the police.
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Family Law Attorney
In order to sustain a suit for defamation (which I assume is what you're interested in, on account of the subject heading - note that libel is written defamation, and slander is spoken), you need to demonstrate that someone has made untrue statements about you, to a third party, which are not mere opinions, and which caused you ascertainable financial harm. So if you suffered an economic loss because of this, you might have a defamation suit. Without any specific harm, you can't sue anyone.
I've personally never been a fan of the 'cease-and-desist letter' tactic. In my professional experience, it is not wise to threaten to do anything that you are not able and prepared to actually do. I don't think you should threaten a lawsuit unless you actually have a decent chance at winning one.
If this neighbor makes you afraid for your physical safety, you may also qualify for a stalking protective order. You can read more about these laws here: http://www.northwestlawoffice.com/ro.html
Ultimately, though, remember this: The courts are not here to mediate everyone's interpersonal disputes, and they're not capable of making obnoxious people less obnoxious. There are limits to what the law can do about rude neighbors.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
A local lawyer could send a cease and desist letter, which may help, or it may throw fuel on the fire. You know the neighbor better than we do.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Try talking to the neighbor. Try community mediation through the county.