Q: Can a threat to come to your residence be considered harassment?
I am in the middle of a divorce. My soon to be ex’s sister has called me & left a voicemail threatening to come to my residence and implied that she’d take physical action against me via voicemail & text. My ex has continually had people contact me for her since i have blocked her number. is this some form of harassment in georgia?
Here are a few things to do. If you are represented, have your lawyer reach out to your ex's lawyer about this and ask for it to stop or you will seek other remedies. If your ex is using her sister and others to harass you, it could be considered a violation of the non-harassment provision of the domestic standing order (if one has been filed in your case). If your ex's sister is doing this on her own and she has threatened physical violence, this could be considered making a terroristic threat. That is a crime in Georgia and you could go to the police and show them the threats she has made. They might call her and strongly suggest she stop. They also might arrest her, which could create some serious backlash from your ex. The emotional response from your ex could expand your case making it more contentious. If you are represented, I would strongly suggest discussing your options with your lawyer before taking any action.
If her sister suddenly shows up at your house, ask her to leave. If she does not, she is trespassing. Call the police. They will ask her to leave and they will most likely inform her that returning could result in her arrest for criminal trespass.
Depending on the nature of the threats and the evidence you have that your ex is driving all this contact, you may have a basis for a family violence action against your ex. I do not have enough information to state whether this is a viable claim.
Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer
A: I agree with my colleague. If they do show up at your house call the police and let them know they left you threatening messages and are at your residence. As my colleague pointed out, you could also call the police now with the threats and report them. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
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