My boyfriend is in the middle of divorce hearings with his ex wife, and she has been sending me harrassing text messages daily. What can i do to make this stop? Is it possible to file harrassment charges?
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In Texas it is a criminal offense to send harassing electronic communications via telephone, internet by texting. You can contact the police department where this occurred and file a report. Additionally, you could consider a civil claim against the sender for "intentional infliction of emotional distress" but I do not think a Texas court would award damages for one group of harassing text messages sent by an ex-wife to girlfriend. The conduct must cause "severe emotional distress" and the court or jury must also find that the conduct was "outrageous" not just rude, obnoxious, mean, etc. Probably best bet, file police report so they can file criminal charge or at a minimum at least document that this happened. If she continues to harass you contact an attorney who specializes in Intentional Torts.
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