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I was divorced this past Feb but he keeps texting and will…

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I was divorced this past Feb but he keeps texting and will not leave me alone. I have told him many times if it has to do with the kids he can text me. I don't want to block him because he has my kids after school everyday and every other weekend. Is there anything I can do to stop him from texting me?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Texas

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No

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Longhorn Lawyer, Lawyer replied 9 months ago
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Family Lawyer: Longhorn Lawyer, Lawyer replied 9 months ago

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Sorry for the long delay. Thank you for your patience.

What kind of texts are they? Unrelated to the children, I presume?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
They have nothing to do with my kids. They are about our marriage and about my new partner.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
He text her and he drives by my house. He threating me to take my kids away because I am with someone else now.
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ANSWER: According to Texas law, sending repeated electronic communications in a manner reasonably likely to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, embarrass, or offend another is harassment. It is a Class B misdemeanor.

This can be found under Texas Penal Code §​42.07(a)(7).

You can file a complaint with the police department that you are being harassed. Show them the text messages that harass you. They will take it from there.

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