AOA & CC Blackmail

STBX has stated in writing that they want xxxx amount of dollars to settle or they will file AOA and CC charges.

“If the purpose of a Plaintiff is to attempt to blackmail or obtain an unfavorable settlement in his or her domestic case, the Defendant would have a remedy, the filing of a Rule 11 Motion for Sanctions against the Plaintiff for filing the action for an improper purpose.”

If this is true, would this prevent the person from filing an AOA and CC claim? If not, then it would be best to just pay the extortion money correct?

A demand letter to settle a claim is not considered blackmail or extortion.