Grandparents had to step in to keep a relationship from boiling over and turning nasty once more.
Lewis Calder (22) broke up from his partner, who he had a child with, amid threats and bad feelings and eventually came to the attention of the courts as tempers led to a particularly heated encounter between them.
Calder appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having previously pled guilty to behaving in a threatening manner at his home on November 8 last year.
The court heard the police actually became involved in the matter because they were contacted by Calder.
Solicitor Murray Aitken, representing Calder, told the court things have now calmed down between his client and his ex-partner thanks to the intervention of family members.
He said: “Following the break-up things have improved significantly since both sets of grandparents have got involved.
“There are settled arrangements in place between parties and Mr Calder has been able to see his child. He very much regrets his part in what has happened and is keen to put matters behind him.”
Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “Your behaviour was quite reprehensible, no matter what was behind it.”
He ordered first offender Calder, 5 Ochil View, Shieldhill, to pay a fine of £810 at a rate of £200 per month.