I have an ex who has called me and texted me several times over the last 5 years. I've asked him to never contact me again and delete my number. I block his number (which expires every 90 days through my phone company). If I let the block lapse, I receive a call from him. The most recent one was last week. What legal actions can I take?
It's possible a judge may grant a restraining order (under the original divorce numbeer) or anti-harassment order (under a new number). You should consult with an experienced attorney about the details. Alternatively, you can go to the domestic violence counter at the courthouse and consult with a facilitator as to whether your facts justify a petition. See my AVVO Legal Guides on divorce and domestic violence for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. Please keep in mind that although my AVVO Answers and Legal Guides are often informative, they are no substitute for legal advice from an attorney you have retained for consultation or representation. There are always exceptions to the general rules. To find my Legal Guides, click on my photo. On my AVVO home page click on "Contributor Level - View Contributions" or scroll down further and click on "Contribution - Legal Guides." Scroll down the list of my Legal Guides and select the topics relevant to your question. If you like my Answer and Legal Guides, please make sure you mark them as “helpful” or “best answer”. © Bruce Clement
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You may be able to file for an anti harrassment civil protection order (see RCW 10.14.080 at http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=10.14.080).
Court forms for filing this motion can be found here: https://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/?fa=forms.contribute&formID=2
You can also look here for more information: http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/DistrictCourt/Protection%20Order/Anti-Harassment.aspx
I know that the YWCA in Spokane offers assistance to victims of DV in this area. You may want to contact your local YWCA to see if they have a similar program.
Best of luck
Your question is under domestic violence, but you do not indicate that there is or was a history of domestic violence. If there was and he continues to contact you, it may be that a DV restraining order is appropriate since you are former spouses. You may want to contact the Court Facilitator at the King County Superior Court to get some guidance. Finally, you can get an unlisted number.
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