By Jennifer M. Paine
Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer
Every divorced dad with kids, at some point during and after his divorce, will hear his ex-wife harassing him.
Trust me as a men's divorce attorney, if it has not happened to you yet, it will. It may be a quibble over school grades, who is to take your son to soccer practice, whether your daughter needs to see a doctor, etc.
It may be her family or friends "just talking" at your child’s next function about your parenting style. It may be a constant stream of phone calls and texts about what needs to happen during your parenting time, who is around during your parenting time, whether the two of you agree on vacation time, and so forth.
For some divorced dads, these are minor annoyances that they can deal with. Send a quick text back to your ex about your child’s plans and remind those family and friends that you, and your child, can hear them talking at that event.
For most divorced dads, however, they snowball and feel like, and often are, harassment that erodes your parenting time.
What can you do? Consult with your divorce attorney and consider these three options to stop your ex from harassing you: