I divorced my husband a few months ago . He can’t accept being rejected. He keeps coming to my home and to the office where I work and threatening to “put me into hospital” if I don’t agree to go back to him. Have I lost my legal right to protection because I am now divorced ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 09 May, 2022
No ! Just as a wife in this situation can apply for a protection order against her husband under the 1991 Prevention of Violence In the Family Act, so can an ex-wife apply and get the same protection against her ex-husband.
Incidentally, a common-law wife /cohabitee is also protected under the law,too – as (ex)common law husbands/cohabitees also qualify as family members for the purposes of the act.