Stalking/Harassment – Online and Offline

Stalking/Harassment – Online and Offline

Definitions of stalking vary, but it’s illegal in all 50 states. Generally, stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. It’s serious, often violent, and can escalate.

If you are being stalked, please be careful on social media. Immediately restrict your Facebook settings, require permission for anybody to post on your wall or tag you in a photo, and make your friends list private. Enable two-factor authentication on all accounts, devices, cloud storage systems, modems, create unique complex passphrases and answer security questions in unexpected ways (e.g., “Q:  What’s your mother’s maiden name?  A: The Dress is White and Gold”).  Lock your doors.  Stay alert. Stay safe.

“I was harassed and stalked for six months by seemingly anonymous text messages and did not know where to turn for help, or whether help even existed for a situation like this. I felt alone and helpless. Once I found Carrie’s firm and worked with Lindsay Lieberman I learned that these situations are all-too common. Lindsay explained that misconduct like this is illegal and she could take steps to stop it — which she did. I am deeply grateful for all she did for me and for putting me at ease through the process.”

We Address the Following:

An order of protection restrains the behavior of somebody who harms or threatens to harm you. It may direct the offending person not to injure, threaten, or harass you or your children. It may direct the offending person to stay away from you and your children, move out of your home, handover firearms, refrain from all contact with you, etc.

Abusers control their victims. If a victim leaves, the abuser suddenly feels a loss of control and the reaction can be violent. It is essential that considerable planning accompany the decision to leave an abusive relationship and that special care be taken even after you leave. If you are planning on leaving your abuser, we can help you make a safety plan. You’ll want to think about the friends and family who can help, where you could go, how you could leave, getting together your personal belongings, changing your phone number, opening a bank account or credit card, ensuring your devices are not being tracked, changing your passwords and adjusting your privacy settings on social media to avoid being monitored, communicating with work, installing strong locks and security systems, changing your routine. We can help plan for your safety.

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