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Because he has threatened you and your immediate family with violence, you could seek a domestic violence restraining order to protect you from him and your son could seek a civil harassment order order. You can read about these at the following link (California's Self-Help Center).http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/protection/dv/canhelp.htmA letter sent to him would have no legal affect. However, it would serve to put him on notice that you were considering a restraining order as an option. On the other hand, it could also make the problem worse, depending on how he reacts to the letter. If you do send a letter, you would be prudent to discuss it with your attorney and you may wish to have your attorney draft it. That might remove some of the personal nature of the transaction, which might be helpful.However, it's important to remember that people can react differently to such things and thus a letter may or may not actually serve your purposes.If you wish, you can report this threat to the police. It is a crime to threaten someone's life. Accordingly, he could be arrested and criminally charged.Please remember to click accept so that I will receive credit for my time and effort spent responding to your question. Bonuses are always greatly appreciated.If you need additional clarification of this response, please ask a follow-up question and I will be happy to clarify.Sincerely,T_____________________________________Please click the green Accept Button and leave Positive Feedback so that I receive credit for answering your question. Bonuses are always greatly appreciated. I do not receive any payment at all from JustAnswer unless you click accept. Please remember: Feedback is left for me as an answerer. Please do not shoot the messenger. My control over the content of the answer is limited by the restraint of truth.
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