I'm sorry to hear about all of this. It's almost unbelievable.
To get back to your question: "I'm wondering ... should I pursue criminal charges as well in terms of something like larceny, or even assault."
First and foremost, I would certainly inform the police about the threats so that there is a written record just in case something happens, and so that the police can investigate. I would also file for a temporary restraining order. The police should be able to help you with that (they often do so for domestic violence
victims, so I don't see why they wouldn't help you with it). All of this helps to establish a record, and could be useful if he does attempt to harm you or your son. Of course, a restraining order could also help the police to keep him away. Unfortunately, until the ex makes good on a threat, it wouldn't rise to the level of assault yet.
With regard to the quitclaim deed, the police will likely not be of much help. The police are often not very helpful with regard to white collar
crime. But you may want to ask to speak to the detective in charge of white collar crime in your police department (if they have one) just in case. I suspect they won't be of much help, though, because they'll claim that it's a civil issue. Accordingly, you would likely make more headway by contacting the local prosecutor, who may have a better grasp of the legal issues regarding the transfer of the property, and whether it can be pursued as a crime. I don't see why it wouldn't be considered fraud and/or theft, but the prosecutor should be able to give you a good idea as to whether it's something they'll pursue.
And then, of course, you can pursue your ex in civil court
for a variety of reasons. Even when threats do not rise to the level of criminal assault, it's possible that they can rise to the level of civil assault. Moreover, you may have a case for intentional infliction of emotional distress. In order to win a lawsuit for that, you'd have to prove that your ex's conduct was extreme and outrageous, and that you suffered severe emotional distress. Based on what you wrote, it sounds like this may be a viable case. Then, there are potential causes of action for conversion and fraud. A creative lawyer could probably come up with half-a-dozen causes of action. Based on what you wrote, there is potential for not only compensatory damages, but also punitive damages.
I suggest that you retain a local attorney. The attorney can help in several ways. First, the attorney can likely get better traction with the police and prosecutor to have this situation investigated. Second, the attorney can file a lawsuit against your ex and possibly others who may have had a hand in this. I would ideally seek an attorney licensed in both California and Nevada.
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