Can I sue my ex husband for monetary damages for threatening and harassing me?

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Can I sue my ex husband for monetary damages for threatening and harassing me?

I have been divorced since 1999. However, my ex husband continues to this day to
periodically leave me screaming, threatening voice mail messages. He does this
when he is mad at something one of our adult children have done that he does not
approve of, and blames it on me. He constantly threatens my job. I am so tired
of this that I started to record his messages. Our children, who are also tired
of his treatment of them, do not bother with him anymore, and he also blames
that on me. I cannot take this abuse anymore. I want to finally press charges
and sue him for monetary damages, since money is the only thing he truly cares
about and the only way I will be able to get him to stop. I live in
Pennsylvania.

Asked on December 5, 2017 under Personal Injury, Pennsylvania

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can sue your ex for intentional infliction of emotional distress which is an extreme and outrageous act intended to cause and which does cause you emotional distress.
Your damages (monetary compensation) can include punitive damages which are a substantial amount to punish the intentional wrongful acts of your ex.


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