My boyfriends' mom is emailing, driving by our new house (which she found out the address on her own as we did not give it to her) & taking pictures from outside & emailing to us and now is calling me at my office. All of this is from him not speaking to her due to private issues. What can I do to make her leave me alone and stop with the calls, emails, messages, etc.? She says very hateful things, to me and blames me for their issues? I'm worried that she will escalate to physical contact attempts next.
You can seek a restraining order to stop her harassment and "Stalking" behavior.
Write her a letter asking her to refrain from all you complain she is doing and ask for there be no contact of any kind as you consider in stalking. Send it by Certified mail, return receipt.. Start taking pictures of your own from within your house and you may certain keep emails and texts for evidence. After all that being done you may experience continued harassment and then you might seek a stalking warrant. On a lesser approach, you might go to the magistrate court and seek some o the order of a "peace warrant and bond". Good luck!
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It seems that your boyfriend is not capable of resolving this issue with his mother. That is unfortunate.
What you have described may meet the definition of misdemeanor stalking in Georgia. If you are concerned, you have the right to contact your local police department and report the behavior. You can also go to court and ask for assistance in obtaining a temporary restraining order. You should consider contacting a women's resource center to help you with this issue. Good Luck.
It appears you have the grounds to obtain a stalking Temporary Protective Order (i.e. a restraining order). Mr. Young does a good job of explaining steps you should take prior to filing. However, in terms of human relationships, a TPO is a fairly drastic step and should perhaps be a last resort. If you are in this relationship for the long haul, you might first want to talk to your boyfriend to see if he can't break his silence enough to convince his mother to stop this behavior.
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