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Jocelyn,Thank you for your follow-up. Please allow me to answer this as dispassionately and as informatively as I can. Some of this information will not be favorable to you but you deserve to know what it means going forward.I see that we spoke in the past and you also spoke to other professionals about this situation. We all suggested that you stay away from this person. The fact that you received such a letter shows that you did not, which may cause problems for you going forward.A 'cease and desist' letter is sent out as the final warning or step before the other person takes action. That person wants to be clear that he or she no longer wants any contact from you or anyone associated with you to them or to anyone associated with them. That is why the letter discusses work, family, friends and so forth--it does not mean you spoke with them before, but it makes it clear that those people are not someone with whom you are invited to communicate. Such a letter by itself has no legal power, it is a warning letter, but it does create a paper trail for the other person to potentially later file and get the courts to grant the order because there is now notice and proof that you were told to stay away. Then, if you do not stay away, he can easily prove it and get this order against you. This letter also stated that if you stop contact this matter will be considered resolved. Listen to it. There is absolutely no benefit to anyone, you or the other person, in getting this escalated.Good luck.
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