What Constitutes Stalking?
When two people decide to separate, it should be understood that if contact is unwanted, it should not be forced on either person. Unfortunately, when some relationships end, one individual continues to try to contact the other person. When this individual refuses to leave the other alone after being told to stop, it can cross the line into stalking. In fact, rather than stalking strangers, the most common stalkers are those who have had a previous relationship with the person they are stalking.
If you have separated from your spouse or partner and he or she is refusing to leave you alone, you should seek support from law enforcement and an experienced attorney. At Alexander & Associates, we have years of experience helping victims of stalking obtain the necessary legal protection they need from their stalkers. Contact our Colleyville divorce lawyers today at 817-756-4040 to learn more about your legal options.
Stalking Warning Signs
Stalking can include a variety of actions. The most common types of stalking behaviors include:
- Persistent phone calls when you’ve requested they stop
- Unwanted emails, letters, and text messages
- Unwanted gifts
- Appearing at places you are or at your home, uninvited
- Gathering information about you
- Spreading false information about you to others and posting information on the internet about you
- Refusing to leave you alone after being asked
Any time someone is being stalked, it is a serious situation. Stalkers often turn violent when their behavior is spurned, so it is important to take steps to protect yourself via law enforcement and the court system.
If you or a loved one is being stalked, you may be entitled to a restraining order to help protect you against your aggressor. Don’t hesitate to contact the Colleyville divorce attorneys of Alexander & Associates today at 817-756-4040 for more information about how we can help you.