I have a "friend"... unmarried but has a child with a woman who is diagnosed w/ a psychological disorder. She threatens my friend with custody battles, defaming, calling his boss and disrupting his job etc. He is a respectable man. Home, Career, Veteran, etc. This woman keeps defaming him and causing issues with their child and his job. Can anything be done about the defamation she insists on inflicting? side note....he goes through back ground checks for his job so she is very able to cause havoc and throw around false accusations that would greatly hurt his career and further job opportunities. ie: False domestic violence accusations, unwarranted restraining orders etc. he has turned to law enforcement but she always seems to have the upper hand (she's a great actress). He got their child out of her (mother's) home which is dangerous due to drugs and violent outbursts. Problem is every time law enforcement is called its usually by her with false complaints, which looks negative on him. Any word of advice or a direction he should turn. He's been dealing with this for years. She is relentlessly malicious. and will do anything to sabotage him.
He can sue for any defamation that has occurred.
He can seek order from the court as part of custody/visitation to minimize interpersonal contact---but that can have blow back consequences.
Could under the right circumstances seek a no contact order---that may complicate custody/visitation.
Best if he sits down with a local NM family law attorney to discuss the many details (you may not be privy to) and what if any options exist.
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