Hi, my mother lives with my ex-boyfriend (who is also the father of my 5 year old child). My mother owns the house and my ex is staying there without a lease. I recently moved out and I feel horrible leaving her with him, he has a history of felonies (from
over 10 years ago for impersonating a police officer, grand theft
and domestic violence
) and he is a very strange man. After 8 years of living with him I don't know him at all but I was sacred to leave because he was always quietly threatening me and also
I knew he would try to get custody of our daughter. He is obsessed with getting back together even though we have not had a real relationship for years if we ever did at all. At this point I have confirmed he has a tracker on my car and I am relatively sure
my phone is bugged. He is a PI among other things (he reclaims cars for dealerships, has a compounding pharmacy and has ties to certain organized criminal
organizations) and I don't know what he is capable of. My mother sleeps with a knife under his pillow
and she is scared to even go home most of the time. We understand that my mother needs to serve him with a 60 day eviction notice and then she has to file an unlawful detainer lawsuit and proceed to enforce it, but considering this eviction process could take
months she wants to file a civil harassment suit and try to get a stay away order so he will have to leave earlier by police escort. Our question is, what constitutes civil harassment in CA and what would he have had to have done to her to ensure she gets
a stay away order so she can force him to leave. He is verbally abusive and belligerent but he has not physically harmed her or threatened to physically harm her, nonetheless she feels as if she is in danger. Is this enough to file for the restraining order?
We appreciate your advice.