Yes. Let your lawyer know about these threats! Immediately. I would always take someone seriously when they threaten to harm you in a fit of rage…you never know what anyone will do! I would also talk seriously with your attorney about the need for a domestic violence restraining order.
Finally, let’s talk about what is going on with him calling and making threats. I think that he feels out of control when he calls and he cannot reach his child or you. Next, he makes a “consequence” for you if his immediate needs cannot be met. His “consequence” is for you to obtain less money in child support. My suggestion to deal with this behavior is to discuss it with your attorney and have them send a letter. Finally, if he does anything else, go for a garnishment. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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