Sample Cease and Desist Letter

[Your name]
[Your address]

[STBX-Spouse’s name]
[STBX-Spouse’s address]

[Today’s date]

RE: Cease and desist

Dear [STBX-Spouse’s name]:

This CEASE AND DESIST letter is to inform you that your persistent actions including but not limited to [insert actions here (such as calling me in the middle of the night and hanging up, waiting outside my house, refusing to drop off the children until I talk to you, texting me late at night after the kids are in bed)] have become unbearable. This letter is specifically to order you to cease and desist such activities immediately.

You are also instructed not to contact me –not by telephone, through a third person, in writing, nor in person. If you come to this property or contact me in the future, I will call 9-1-1 and make a report to police.

I have the right to remain free from these activities as they constitute harassment, and I will pursue any legal remedies available to me against you if these activities continue.

Again, you must IMMEDIATELY STOP and to never contact me again.  You risk incurring some very severe legal consequences if you fail to comply with this demand and continue to harass me.

This letter acts as your final warning to discontinue this unwanted conduct before I pursue legal actions against you. I hope we can resolve this matter without involving the authorities, but I am not under any circumstances waiving any legal rights I have by sending you this letter. This letter acts as ONE FINAL CHANCE for you to cease your illegal activities before I exercise my rights.

I have mailed a copy of this letter to you via return receipt and I will keep of copy of the signed card or a copy of the attempt to deliver as my proof that you were notified to STOP.


[your signature]___
[your printed name]

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