I'm okay. I feel like we've done all that we can do to prepare - except move. I wanted to move and set up a PO box for all of our mail so that the public record websites wouldn't get our physical address but that didn't happen.
Do I think he will cause trouble for us: He's not predictable. He's the type the USAF OSI agents hated. When I expected him to get angry, he barely reacted; when I expected him to be calm, he threatened me with physical violence. The children he fathered are 25 and 21. Fortunately for us, he is in AZ and will be on GPS monitored sex offender probation for the next 15 or so years. We are in the Midwest US. I hope the distance is great enough that should he slip the GPS monitoring, that he'd be caught before he reaches us.
Is there anything we can do if he tries: work with the police.
Beyond physical or psychological attacks there's really not much trouble he can cause for us - unless there is a vulnerability I don't know of.
They have moments of anxiety too, but mostly trying to avoid thinking about it. My mom and dd are living in a small town about 5 hours north of us and Mom has checked in with their local sheriff's department and given them a heads up and so those 2 are calmer than before the chat with the sheriff.
Ds1 is relying on his dog to keep him calmer for sleeping right now. (If Ember doesn't react/bark then the noises Z hears are okay) Of the 3 of us he has always run more anxious.
Idk. The victim advocate gave me a couple of phone numbers to call for more information regarding future notifications - I just have not called them yet today.
I haven't been in contact with any of his family since 2010 when his mom refused to attend/acknowledge dd's high school graduation from a high school an hour away from her. TBMK she lives less than 5 miles from us and we haven't seen or heard from her (or xbil living with her) in the 6+ years that we have lived here. (Which isn't too surprising I suppose since I have an aunt and uncle that lived about 7 miles away and I've only accidentally run into them once - at a medical clinic of all places - in the same 6+ years) Benefit of city living?