She has 50/50 custody with the father, and any exchange is civil when the daughter is around, but any time she isnt and they happen to run into each other(like recently at school orientation) she will get texts about what a terrible mother she is and how she feels that she is ruining her daughters life etc( she has everything saved in her new phone which is recent, but nothing from the old one).
Nothing threatening as of yet. But Id like to know the legal boundries in FL for tech harassment and if it comes down to a protection order and how is that handled when you have to drop the child off back and forth every week. As well as the best course of legal action for myself as the man of the house, as I want to protect her but not exacerbate the situation.
If they begin to become threatening, then she may obtain a restraining order, if she truly fears for her safety and that of her child.
Depending on the language of the court order regarding the 50/50 timesharing, she may be able to hold him in contempt if his actions are counter to the order.
Depending on how long the harassment goes on, she may also be able to use the texts as evidence if she wants to modify the 50/50.
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The previously entered final judgment will likely have a section relating to "communication between the parties" which dictates how their communication must go. Aside from that keep an eye on the messages and if they become threatening you absolutely have legal recourse.
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