+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    amiledeep is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    5

    Angry Online harrassment from family member

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NJ

    My brother's wife lives in SC. I have not seen or spoken to her in years. She blames my family because her daughter is autistic, and has done many things against my family. She has posted on here looking for legal advice to sue my mother for child support. She tried to sue my grandparents for the same thing. She's posted lies and rambling things on online forums. She's posted on Craigslist, and contacted family members on MySpace. I am getting married in a month. Today she found my husband to be's family members and wrote them a message on Facebook, 'warning' them about my family, and all the 'problems' we have. Is there a way to stop this? Is this considered harassment? What can I do about it? She has contacted people I don't know very well to 'explain' why they don't want me in their family. She has caused much drama and strife in our family because of her publicly 'denouncing' us.
    She is currently in deportation proceedings, and there is a chance she will be able to stay because of her daughter's condition. What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
  2. #2
    HomeGuru is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Catatonic State
    Posts
    81,917
    Quote Originally Posted by amiledeep View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NJ

    My brother's wife lives in SC. I have not seen or spoken to her in years. She blames my family because her daughter is autistic, and has done many things against my family. She has posted on here looking for legal advice to sue my mother for child support. She tried to sue my grandparents for the same thing. She's posted lies and rambling things on online forums. She's posted on Craigslist, and contacted family members on MySpace. I am getting married in a month. Today she found my husband to be's family members and wrote them a message on Facebook, 'warning' them about my family, and all the 'problems' we have. Is there a way to stop this? Is this considered harassment? What can I do about it? She has contacted people I don't know very well to 'explain' why they don't want me in their family. She has caused much drama and strife in our family because of her publicly 'denouncing' us.
    She is currently in deportation proceedings, and there is a chance she will be able to stay because of her daughter's condition. What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
    **A: you can hire a personal attorney.
  3. #3
    amiledeep is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    5
    But what could an attorney do? She sent me a harassing email today, as well as two more messages on Facebook. I have not replied to any of them.
  4. #4
    swalsh411 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    7,897
    You could start by blocking her on FB and in your email to start. Maybe once she realizes you are not reading these messages she will stop.
  5. #5
    Hot Topic is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5,226
    An attorney could send her a cease and desist letter.

    I suspect most people realize that she isn't "right" and ignore her allegations.

Similar Threads

  1. family member posted damaging opinion online
    By smalltownmom in forum Libel / Slander / Defamation
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-06-2008, 04:10 PM
  2. Family Title Holder Evicting Family Member
    By adopogi in forum Landlord / Tenant Issues
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-05-2004, 09:44 AM
  3. Libel/Harrassment by family member
    By boomersmom in forum Libel / Slander / Defamation
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 07-07-2004, 08:30 AM
  4. How to find out if someone in family took out policy on another family member
    By Renee Tello in forum Life Insurance & Annuities
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-05-2003, 10:29 AM
  5. adoption by family member vs. foster family
    By J Rost in forum Adoption
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-24-2002, 12:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

© 1995-2012 Advice Company, All Rights Reserved

FreeAdvice® has been providing millions of consumers with outstanding advice, free, since 1995. While not a substitute for personal advice from a licensed professional, it is available AS IS, subject to our Disclaimer and Terms & Conditions Of Use.