Q: My ex is blackmailing me. He wants money & is threatening to contact my family & job to mess w/my life. What should I do
A: Call the police and file a Temporary Restraining Order, which will put a stop to this, or if he violates it, then it is a criminal offense. Next you need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney with extensive domestic violence trial experience to represent you. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography.
A: You have not given me sufficient information to understand the threat made, the reason for the threat, and what information he threatens to divulge to family members. While the easiest answer would be to say that he cannot threaten you or attempt to extort money from you, experience has told me that there is probably a lot more to this story that needs to be fleshed out first before giving you advice.
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