Intimidating legal letters to threaten suit
If the sender expects immediate compliance, notify the sender that you received her correspondence, are taking it seriously, and need time to investigate the claims she has made.
Give her a date (one providing you with a reasonable amount of time to figure out your response) when you will respond further—and keep to it. Keep note of when you received the letter; good record-keeping will be important in the event that the sender files a lawsuit against you.
Refer to our section on Finding Legal Help for resources to use in making this determination.After complying with the order, you have three choices: do nothing more, appeal the order, or, if a hearing is scheduled, prepare for the upcoming hearing in which you will have an opportunity to be heard and to present evidence. See if the sender has clearly explained the legal basis for her arguments that you need to stop the activity described.