When couples end their marriage, many different issues can arise. From financial concerns to child custody to asset division, there are various factors that require examination. Unfortunately, some people face other hardships when their marriage falls apart. For example, some people struggle with a hostile ex who decides to press charges over lies, such as false allegations of domestic violence.
If you are facing charges because your ex claims that you abused them when no physical, verbal or sexual abuse occurred, you need to act quickly to prepare a proper defense. There is a lot at stake when these challenges come up.
Custody and other issues
For starters, false domestic abuse allegations often spell disaster for parents seeking child custody or visitation rights. Unfortunately, some ex-spouses intentionally try to undermine their former partner’s ability to secure custody rights by falsely claiming that they were abused. Even when someone is innocent, these allegations have the potential to destroy their reputation and lead to unfavorable outcomes in their fight for custody. The ramifications can also spread beyond the divorce itself, potentially impacting employment and relationships with friends and family.
How can I defend myself?
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is critical that you defend yourself as quickly and as strongly as possible. You need to have a clear understanding of your rights and the best strategies to prove your innocence and ensure false allegations don’t negatively impact your rights.
Our law firm realizes that it is often hard to focus on domestic violence cases during a difficult divorce, but with so much at stake, these allegations require a lot of attention. Explore our site to read more about domestic violence charges.