How do I get a religious organization, of which I was previously a member, to stop harassing me?

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How do I get a religious organization, of which I was previously a member, to stop harassing me?

I continually ask that they not contact me. Every time I have changed residences their ward (parish) leaders find me. Someone is having my membership records sent to them or this would not be happening. I was recently contacted after a year respite. They asked if they could visit me and that they would call to make an appointment. I politely declined, in writing and requested that they stop bothering me as I am no longer a member. I never received a call but they showed up on my doorstep anyway. In my letter I stated that if needed I would seek legal action. What can I do to stop them?

Asked on July 17, 2012 under Personal Injury, Utah

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are being harassed by members of the religious organization that you were a member of and wish that all future contact ceases with you, the following needs to be done:

1. write the members contacting you a letter stating that future contact must cease immediately and if not, you will avail your self of your legal options. Keep a copy of the letter for future use and need.

2. if contact continues, then you consult with an attorney that has experience in getting restraining orders such as a family law attorney and file a petition for such.


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