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Clare, Family Solicitor
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My estranged husbands new girlfriend has been harassing and

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My estranged husband's new girlfriend has been harassing and threatening me. I dont really want her around my 20 month old child is there anything I can do.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What contact does your husband have and how long has he been with his new partner?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He was having an affair with this person for 6 weeks before he left in march. He sees our daughter alternate weekends and sundays. Also one night during the week. He isn't living with her he has his own place

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Have you reported the threats?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I called the police on monday and it was logged I am making a statement at the police station in the morning

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Has she threatened the child at all?
has she met your child?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He has taken our child to stay overnight at her family home and she has also stayed with them at his place. She hasn't threatened my child as far as I know. She has 4 children of her own and he also has 2 more older girls that the has access to at the same time

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
That makes it a little more complicated
Do you know what she has suddenly started threatening you?
Does she have a record of violence at all?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My ex says she has but I dont know for sure. She has contacted me on and off since the beginning everytime they have a row I recieve something but last time was the first physical threat. I have blocked her


number so she used my step-daughters facebook messenger and pretended to be her this time she asked questions about when I had last seen my husband which was last monday when we spoke about getting back together. Well obviously when she saw this she admitted who it was and then the threats to come to my house came

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
So it would be fair to say that their relationship is not entirely stable?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Not at all in my opinion

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
In general terms given the fact that she has had contact in the past it would be difficult for you now to restrict the contact in the future
However the fact that she has started making threats and the relationship is so clearly volatile does mean that you do have some leverage in the matter.
The starting point is to discuss matters with your ex using Family mediation (www.failymediationhelpline.co.uk) and request that for the time being his girlfriend is not part of the contact
However if he will not agree you will then have a difficult choice to make
You can either simple stop the current pattern of contact and limit it to visiting contact - and wait for your ex to apply to the court - or you can apply to the courts yourself for a Prohibited Steps Order stating that your ex should not allow his partner to have contact with the child.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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