My husband's step father has taken money gifted to us during our wedding. He was angry that we questioned this and said he would take us to court over money owed to him for a gift he paid for my wife during the wedding. During the wedding his financial contribution was minimal because my husband paid for most of the wedding costs.
Since this time he has called us threatening to call my husband's employer and get him blacklisted and also threatened to take us to court by telephone, he then sent us a pre-action letter for £10,000 that was owed to him but did not provide any evidence.
We responded to this via a letter which pointed out our evidence to counter this claim point by point, since this he has not taken us to court but his wife has left him due to ill treatment and domestic violence and is now in refuge (there is a strong chance that he believes that my mother-in-law is living with not in the refuge).
On this same day he called my husband's employer wanting to set up direct debit from my husband's salary. My mother-in-law has logged her domestic violence case against him. He has now sent an affidavit of the truth making false claims which the notary says they have not advised on but only witnessed his statement. My mother in law's solicitor advised not to respond to the affidavit of truth as there is no legal remit.
He has now sent an affidavit of obligation demanding compensation for the harassment we have caused and would like a million pounds from each of the respondents (myself, my husband, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law). The police are yet to investigate him regarding the domestic violence case my mother in law has reported. We have gone to the police to report harassment but they say this is a civil matter.
In light of this, we are considering writing a letter to my husband's step-father to stop sending such legal documents without the use of a solicitor or threaten us with court action without following through with taking this to court, we will have no choice but to report you to the police for harassment. We will not be responding to these affidavits or any letters sent to us unless they are from a solicitor or the courts.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance,