Civil law? My niece was recently widowed. Her spouse died from alcoholism
(severe scerosis of the liver) and the autopsy states so. My Nieces Mother in Law has been harrassing her through the legal system in any way she can in an attempt to gain her deceased son's assets. She is in her 80s and her son, who passed, was in his 50's. She feels (for whatever reason) that she is deserving of his monies/assets because she and he were very "close" and she helped take care of his son (her grandson) at times on and off throughout his life.
In addition, the mother in law, feels she is owed this right because her son had created a WILL that left all belongings to her in the case of his death, however, this was over fifteen years ago and before he was married.
The new WILL which my niece has provided proof of, which was created after he was married to my niece and they were together for 9 years, has left everything to her (as one would expect).
The mother in law has ;
a) challanged the new WILL in court and lost - No evedence to support her claim that the WILL was "falsified". It had been Notarized and the Notary was summoned and testified as well.
b) filed a "wrongful death
" suit against my niece alleging that she "expedited" her spouses death by physically abusing her spouse while he was in a weakened (more like drunken) state prior to his death - Please note; prior to her spouses death, he was given less than three months to live by a Medical Dr., due to accelerated scerosis of the liver
c)repeatedly called and harrassed my niece and would not stop to the point my niece had to change her cell and home phone numbers
So basically, this woman is a whack job. What kind of civil case can we bring against her to STOP this behavior. She is making my niece ill now. It's been three years and this woman will not stop doing everything in her power to make my nieces life a living hell.
Do we file a Stalking suit against her? Restraining order ? or ????
what would be the most Powerful and Impactual way to make a point to her to let her know this must STOP and my niece will NOT take it any longer. We need to turn the tables now. We are hoping that by doing so, it will give her a "reality" check that SHE can really be the one in trouble if she does not back off.
Please advise. It's absolutely out of control and my niece in no way deserves any of this. Her grief alone is quite enough.
Thank you for your help!