My daughter is a single mother working hard to provide for her 10 year old son. She's got a nice apartment, he has his own room, clean, safe neighborhood and living conditions.
I'm not exactly sure what it is called, I've been told she is the legal custodial parent. I know that the father gets the son every other weekend and 1 day per week, 1 month per summer. That is a rough understanding on my part. (the father picks him up during those times when he feels like it).
Her and the dad were never married, he's a convicted felon (robbed 4 banks) and has bipolar and maybe other issues. He isn't paying child support regularly even though he's supposedly workin
None of us want to prevent the son from spending time with the father. But here is the problem(s).
The father is constantly starting fights with the mother (my daughter), being a jerk and trying to control her, starting arguments with her and blowing up her phone with phone calls and text messages.
I've advised her to only respond what she is legally required to and nothing more, nothing less. But what can she do if anything to prevent this harrassment?
There hasn't been any threats of violence on her or anything, just threats to take her child away and calling CPS (he did call CPS, they investigated her and deemed there to be no problems).
I suspect the answer is nothing can be done, but it just doesn't seem like it's ok for him to harass her like this. If it were any other person she could block his phone number from calling.