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Should I get an anti-harassment/restraining order?

New York, NY |

My ex and I broke up 6 months ago. He has been harassing me for the return of a security deposit (that the landlord still has) for the past 6 months. I am still living in the apartment, so the landlord still has the deposit at this time. I have been ignoring all of his communication, but lately he has gotten extremely threatening and vicious in his texts and emails. I've told him to "stop contacting me", but he continues. Should I get an anti-harassment/restraining order against him?

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Attorney answers 1


You should if you are scared for your safety. You should probably also give him back his security deposit so that he does not bother you anymore. Having a restraining order will not obsolve you of a possible civil lawsuit.

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