How to stop the calls?


#1

Dear AMJ,

The easiest way to deal with this situation may be to change your phone number or to ask the individual to stop calling you. If he refuses to comply then I would advise you to contact the police and ask them to begin an investigation. Depending on how old is ex wife’s son is, he may want to speak to the ex Wife. If your husband and his ex wife are involved in some type of custody dispute and her son is a minor it might not reflect well on your Husband if he got the police involved without exhausting other options first.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

Thanks for the information. Changing the number isn’t an option, since he uses his mother’s cell phone to call us. My husband will speak to his ex and ask that her son no longer call. If the calls continue, we will contact the police. The young man is currently on probation and awaiting trial for 3 felony charges, so I doubt they will take our complaint lightly.

Thanks.


#3

We were successful going to the Magistrate and filing phone harassment charges. You need to be able to describe the calls, the number of times, etc. Explain the background of the caller to the Magistrate. There is a law against phone harassment in NC and we were successful with such a filing.


#4

BY THE WAY, DIDN’T COST OF ANYTHING TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE MAGISTRATE, WE DID NOT NEED A LAWYER OR PAY LEGAL FEES.


#5

Thanks for the information. This is a criminal law question though - so I would refer you to speak with the district attorney’s office in the county where you live to learn what charges may apply. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

301 McCullough Drive Suite 510
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax

ROSEN.COM

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#6

Is there any legal way to stop an individual from calling? My husband’s ex’s son (not my husband’s child) has a tendancy to call. Generally, his calls are along the line of “you aren’t going to be able to see your kids anymore”. We just want to have some way to make him leave us alone.

Thanks.