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"new" wife continues to compete with me for my grandchildrens and childr

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"new" wife continues to compete with me for my grandchildren's and childrens's spouses attention. Mistakenly I have allowed my ex to bring his new wife of 20 years into our family gatherings---hoping that discreet would be shown. Yes, I have been stupid to expect this. Now, don't know how to handle with my own children. This "new woman" has and is making my life miserable. I want a normal life. Can you help with some answers? I have threatened my EX that I would file a ? suit against her for deliberately "edging in" between me and my special family memnbers.
This is a terrible situation for certain, but legally, unless she is actually harassing you or threatening you, a court cannot issue any type of restraining order under Texas law. The Texas law requires for a restraining order to be issued, the party has to be harassing you directly or placing you in fear of physical violence from them. Thus, when you file for the restraining order you have to prove one of those two things.

There is no cause of action under the Texas law for "alienation of affection," (edging in between you and loved ones) I am afraid, so the Texas court would have to throw such a suit out. See: Texas Family Code § 1.107. ALIENATION OF AFFECTION NOT AUTHORIZED. A right of action by one spouse against a third party for alienation of affection is not authorized in this state. Thus, you could file suits, but legally the court could not grant you any relief in the form you are seeking I am very sorry to say.


The best course of action, if you cannot prove through evidence direct harassment to you or threats and fear of physical harm from her, is to talk to your loved ones and discuss your feelings with them and ask them to honor your feelings and to make it clear she is not invited to these events any longer.


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