I am at my wit’s end. My wife and I have split up and I have filed for divorce. My mother-in-law is driving me crazy. She doesn’t want me to “abandon” her daughter and blitzes my offices with e-mails and telephone calls begging me not to be so cruel. She leaves endless messages on my mobile and I can’t answer my phone at home for fear of her being at the other end. I can’t seem to lead a normal life. Is her behaviour legal and what legal steps can I take to stop her bugging me ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 03 May, 2022
A mother-in-law qualifies under the category of a “family member” for the purposes of the Prevention of Violence In the Family Act of 1991, under which an order could be applied for to prevent her pestering you by phone, fax, e-mail etc. The act covers not only physical violence but also this kind of harassment,which is illegal .