Q: Can I block my exes email account when his new wife is using it to harrass me & do his "co parenting" for him?
Ex & I share 4yr old. Live 745 miles apart. Have joint legal custody & I am custodial parent. I am to update him on child & when I do, I get harassed instead & his new wife seeks retaliation of some sort. She is very hostile & sarcastic. He has stopped talking to me & has allowed his new wife to take over his accounts, therefore not co parenting with me at all. Highly toxic, narcissistic relationship between them & its constant drama. I want to put an end to it. What can I do without getting in trouble? He refuses to communicate & I dont feel I should have to talk to his new spouse who has no legal rights to our child & attempts to intimidate me every chance she gets. The local police told me to block them but it's the only means of my good intentioned, one sided communication to update him on our child. New wife however uses it to attack & harrass me. She identifies herself in the emails from his account & even brags about her "control" over him.
A: You might want to get something official before you block it as you're liable to be made to look like the bad guy.
There are a few really good online programs available for situations like this where parents can login and upload pictures, report cards, etc. about the children then the other parent can login and look at it when they want to. In some States it even allows the Courts to have access. This keeps you from having to have direct contact with the parent or the step-parent and helps to avoid this toxic situation.
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