My daughter's divorce has just been finalized. Now the previous silent girlfriend is starting to send emails harrassing with lies that I know her ex has put in her head. All she is asking is to co-parent and deal with each other as a parent regarding any children issues. They are both narcissist people so I have learned ignoring is the best policy but just wondering if it continues or gets worse can I legally have them stop communicating with me unless it is regarding the kids? A few times in court the judge had to issue a court order to make him stop other actions.
Orders can be issued in the divorce case to address problematic behavior, and in serious cases separate restraining orders can also be entered. However, what one person finds a problem or harassing the court may not find to be so. It would be critically important to have the emails reviewed by an attorney familiar with the judge assigned to the case to get a better idea on how they will be interpreted. Further, it is likewise critically important that the person receiving these emails NOT respond in kind. Taking the bait is a sure way to make things worse.
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I agree with Ms. Whitbbeck and encourage you to consult with an experienced domestic relations attorney to review the emails and provide detailed opinion regarding how a judge might address them.
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