Pasadena divorce lawyers, like their counterparts throughout the United States, will tell you that divorce sometimes has a way of bringing out the absolute worst in people. Their anger drives them to do crazy, irrational things that they'd normally never consider.
Recently, the New York Post reported that Gerald Desiderio, a 51-year-old bartender from Long Island, sent his ex-wife alimony checks covered in feces. He was arrested for this delightful act. Apparently, Mr. Desiderio had been sending his wife bizarre messages for nearly a year.
Earlier this year, a man from Denver was charged with charged with felony arson after he set fire to his estranged wife's wedding dress, wedding photos, and skis. In May 2012, a jilted wife from Wisconsin held an "Ex-Husband Sale" where she gave her ex's belongings away for free after slashing the tires on his SUV and spray painting the word "Cheater" on the side of the vehicle.
If you're dealing with a vengeful ex of your own, the most important thing to remember is not to retaliate. You don't want to create a battle between the two of you, regardless of how angry your ex's behavior makes you feel. If you do not believe your ex intends to cause you physical harm, the best course of action is to document all of the offensive behavior and let your attorney decide what steps should be taken to handle your ex. If you fear your ex is becoming violent, however, you should contact the police and request an ex parte restraining order. This type of restraining order is available from a judge without a hearing. It is only valid for a short period of time, but it can provide the protection you need to help keep you safe until a more permanent solution is available.
How Can We Help?
If you have been through a Pasadena divorce and are still having trouble with your ex, please call our office at (626) 683-8113 or email us at info@PasadenaLawOffice.com. Our family law specialists can help you decide how to best address your concerns.