Brooklyn, NY asked in Family Law for New York

Q: i want to ask what should i do if i feel my kids father is being demanding and stalking us?

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Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: What the asker should refrain from doing is calling cops for help. Government does not help, and a defenseless mother and her children is raw meat for the government meat grinder. Perhaps the asker should reason with the father and point out the last-chance possibility of police action in a respectful way.

New York is one of few states that throw in the criminal kitchen sink into its family offense statute, Article 8 of the Family Court Act. Iowa, for example, limits its family offense statute to "assault" (Chapter 236) which prevents many frivolous petitions for orders of protections to flow. In New York several dozen criminal statutes are includable in a family offense petition, and that encourages excessive and unnecessary intrusion of government into peoples' lives. That's the intent, and the asker should stay away to be safe from government.

Government will demand and stalk with impunity, and the father will find the intrusion very entertaining.

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