For parents involved in a custody battle, there are a lot of different factors that have the potential to affect their relationship with their children. In this blog, we will take a look at domestic violence allegations, which are especially upsetting when they are false. Many parents are falsely accused of domestic violence by a bitter ex or a former partner who wants to win a custody dispute. These claims require a careful approach and people in this position need to realize how much is at stake.
First of all, many people have difficulty defending themselves against false allegations of domestic violence because of the stigma that surrounds these accusations. People should gather any relevant evidence and take steps to prove their innocence, such as proof that the claims are fabricated or the support of witnesses. When these allegations are not handled properly, people often face hardships extending beyond an unfavorable custody outcome. For example, some have to deal with restraining orders and other legal challenges (not to mention permanent damage to their reputation and difficulty finding work in certain fields).
Unfortunately, a lot of parents have seen their relationship with their kids virtually evaporate in the wake of a brutal custody dispute and false allegations are common during these battles. Our law office believes that this is unacceptable and anyone who is falsely accused of abusing their former spouse (or their kids) deserves a voice. On our website, we tackle many other issues that are connected to domestic violence allegations and other facets of family law, from child support to protecting the well-being of children.