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False Allegations of Abuse

False Allegations of Abuse

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False allegations of abuse are difficult and serious. Often, individuals take domestic and sexual abuse laws, which are meant to be shields and use them as weapons. If you’ve been accused, you need to take immediate action. You can lose custody of your children, be ordered to have supervised visitation, and even be ordered to leave your home if these false allegations are not properly refuted. Divorce is a time when emotions run high. It is important to remain vigilant and prepared for whatever might arise during the divorce process. Recently, child abuse has come to the forefront of many divorce cases, taking precedence over other allegations of abuse. It is an accusation the court does not handle lightly.

As such, during particularly messy divorce cases, one spouse may make false claims of abuse as a tactic to win the upper hand. Child abuse laws were implemented to shield children from mental and physical harm. However, you don’t want to let the other party use these laws as a sword against you! False allegations of abuse should be dealt with immediately. The most important thing you can do is hire an experienced attorney. You need someone who can take the deposition of the accusing spouse and witnesses to discover inconsistencies. We can do that!

In addition to hiring an experienced divorce attorney, here are some other dos and don’ts when it comes to false allegations of abuse:

  • DO educate yourself about false allegation claims, including what to expect and how you can protect yourself.
  • DO avoid situations the other party might find incriminating, such as making suggestive jokes.
  • DO try to maintain friendly relationships with your children and spouse so the allegations don’t lead to parental alienation syndrome.
  • DON’T let your anger and frustrations mar the way you speak with others or cloud your judgment when it comes to your decision making.
  • DON’T lose faith.

How Can I Handle False Allegations of Abuse?

Don’t let lies harm the outcome of your case. You need to protect yourself! Divorce cases that involve false abuse allegations can be exceedingly difficult and must be addressed promptly. A lot can be lost if you don’t. The best way to protect yourself is to hire an experienced attorney. At Miller Law Group, P.C., our Massachusetts divorce attorneys have experience dealing with these types of cases.

If you are facing false allegations of abuse, it is important to protect your rights. We’re here to help. Call us today to speak with one of our attorneys who can help you protect yourself.

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