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My future mother-in-law and her daughter, our writing things on Facebook that are absolute lies. She has blocked us, my fiancé and I, from her account so we cannot see or comment on anything she is saying. It is very abusive and has caused A lot of stress and misery to my fiancé and I. What can we do to stop this? Can we sue her for this?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

This just started last night, we have had no time to do anything yet. We would appreciate some guidance.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Mo.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

They are threatening to report to police, report abuse, the entire world can see what is being threatened and said. We have to do something

Submitted: 21 days ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Based on the information you've shared, it appears that your future mother in law may be guilty of defamation.

This would provide grounds for a civil lawsuit. As part of a civil lawsuit you may also be able to get an injunction issued, preventing her from making any further defamatory statements.

In order to prove defamation, you/ your attorney must prove:

  • the defendant made a false and defamatory statement concerning the plaintiff
  • the defendant made an unprivileged publication to a third party
  • the publisher acted at least negligently in publishing the communication.

You should consider meeting with a local attorney to discuss the possibility of filing a lawsuit.

You can contact the Missouri State Bar for a referral to a civil defamation lawyer in your area.

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