Q: How did I get my estranged parents from stalking/harassing me?
My parents have been abusive towards me all my life, especially physically. I cut ties with them last year. I wrote them an email specifying I was cutting all contact. Zero attempts were made on their part to rectify the relationship other than a few emails that were only of blame.
Now they've decided to all of a sudden, show up with no notice OR invitation. Pounding on my door and stalking my apartment for hours on end.
I need this to stop and I need them to leave me alone. I made it clear I was NOT ready to resume communication.
To be clear, I'm 27 years old.
A: You can file harassment charges against the persons who are stalking or harassing you. There's no need for a lawyer.
You can get the appropriate forms online http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm. When you open the page, you'll see a drop down menu labeled Select Category; you will want to click on Civil Harassment Prevention, and then start with form CH-100-INFO, which will then give you the instructions you will need to begin the process. Read the instructions carefully, as they will tell you each form you must complete. The process is fairly self-explanatory.
A: You can file for a Temporary Restraining Order as part of your application for a Civil Restraining Order. You are entitled to peace and harmony in your life.
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