Maine: Parental Rights Include Right to Harass Children

A trial judge, seeing and hearing the evidence firsthand, called it harassment – and prohibited it, finding that it caused the minor child “to suffer intimidation, serious inconvenience, annoyance and alarm”.

The Maine Supreme Court, reading the sterile paper transcript of the hearing, in effect, called it exercise of parental rights of access and visitation.

Two very different perceptions of the following conduct:

  1. showing up at your child’s home for visitation that your child doesn’t want
  2. showing up uninvited at your child’s school events
  3. making unwanted calls to your child
  4. sending unwanted e-mails to your child and
  5. mailing unwanted cards and notes to your child.

Apparently, Maine can be a cold place to grow up.

Read more in this Portland Press Herald article.