my neighbor is spreading rumors about who my son’s father is and telling other neighbors that i slept with her husband and that he is the father

what can i do about this and the humilation is causing me and my child

Asked on June 10, 2009 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT.  I suggest that you pay a lawyer to write a letter to the neighbor explaining that her conduct is unlawful (i.e. slander, negligent infliction of emotional distress, etc.) and will be sued if she does not stop.  Or you can hire a lawyer to sue her for money damages now, beginning with a prejudgment remedy that attempts to put a lien on her home.  I would take immediate action here.


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