During a Wheat Ridge or Jefferson County divorce or child custody case, the most harmful and devastating allegations that can be brought up are those of abuse. Often, lies are told about domestic violence or child abuse in order for one party to get the parenting plan and child custody they want. These allegations are usually made evident after an emergency motion is filed to restrict parenting time or after a restraining order is filed. Now, don’t get me wrong – I know and have seen the effects that true abuse can have on a person. I fully believe that there should be protections in place to keep both adults and children safe. But, I have also seen the other side where the allegations made are untruthful and the effects it can have on the accused as well as on the children. The hard part is proving these allegations to be false.
Jefferson County Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer: Addressing the Lies
When one party reports to a mediator, child and family investigator, or even their attorney that they or their children have suffered abuse at the hands of the other party, the most difficult thing is proving to the Jefferson County Court that the accusations are not true. This requires keen insights into what the Courts are specifically looking for along with a gathering of evidence to show the contrary. It’s not enough just to say it didn’t happen. When it becomes one person’s word against another’s, the Court tends to air on the side of caution. The last thing they want is to ignore an allegation and have something worse happen later down the line.
The Effects of False Accusations in an Arvada or Littleton Divorce Case
When false accusations are presented in an Arvada or Littleton divorce or child custody case, the children suffer just as much as the person accused. Kids can be separated from one parent for days, weeks or even months while the allegations are addressed and ruled on. Can you imagine not seeing your dad or mom for an extended period of time with no real explanation as to why? That is definitely not in the best interest of your child. We work hard to address any false allegations as quickly as possible to limit the negative effects they can have on you or your children.
If you or a loved one has been falsely accused of abuse during your divorce or child custody case, contact the best family law attorneys from the Pearman Law Firm at 720-259-9528 or 888-835-6339 today.
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