Moving Forward in the Face of Difficulty
False accusations of domestic violence can be incredibly damaging to the accused individual, especially during a divorce. It can destroy their reputation and ruin any chance they have at a fair divorce settlement. If you are dealing with false accusations of domestic violence, it is important to know your rights and how to protect yourself. Learn the steps to take if you are falsely accused of domestic violence during a divorce.
Why People Make False Accusations
There are various reasons why someone might make false accusations of domestic violence during a divorce. They may be trying to get an advantage in the divorce proceedings, or they may be seeking revenge against their ex-spouse. False accusations can also be made out of jealousy or spite. Sometimes, people make false accusations because they are simply mistaken about what happened.
Whatever the reason, false accusations of domestic violence can have serious consequences for the accused spouse. False accusations can result in the loss of child custody, spousal support, or visitation rights. In some cases, false accusations can even lead to criminal charges being filed against the accused spouse.
Moving Forward When Facing Allegations
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it is important to take the accusation seriously. The first thing you should do is consult with your attorney. You will need to gather evidence to prove your innocence and present your case in court.
If the false accusation is coming from your spouse, you may need to take additional steps to protect yourself. You should also document any incidents of harassment or threats made by your spouse. This documentation can be used as evidence in court.
You should also be willing to cooperate with the investigation. This means being willing to provide a statement to the police or district attorney. However, know that you have rights and should consult with your attorney beforehand.
Work With Your Family Law Attorney
Facing false accusations of domestic violence can be difficult, but it is important to remember that you have rights. By working with your attorney and gathering evidence, you can protect yourself from these false allegations.
At TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, our team knows how serious false allegations of domestic violence can be and what impact they can have on a divorce. We will work to defend your and protect your rights as we navigate the divorce process together. Learn more or schedule your consultation with a member of our team by calling us today at (310) 455-8364 or by visiting our website.