Child abuse and neglect are very serious charges.
Unfortunately, during a divorce it isn’t uncommon for one party to falsely make child abuse and neglect allegations against the other party.
The intent is that if they can make one parent look unfit before the judge, the parent making the allegations will receive sole custody of the kids.
Not only is this dishonest, it is very harmful to the children who are involved. Courts do not look favorably on this behavior and if it is disproved, the parent who lied may find that the tables turn against them quickly.
If you are involved in a divorce case and your spouse has made false child abuse and neglect charges against you, speak with an attorney quickly.
Your attorney will assess the allegations and will help you devise a strategy that will prove to the court that you are a fit parent and that the allegations are not founded.
It is important to understand that, even though you know your spouse is making false accusations against you, child abuse and neglect are felony crimes.
This is very serious and your spouse may not even realize the impact of the false statements they are making against you.
As soon as talk of the divorce begins, you should always make sure that there is another adult present when you are with your kids. You may feel this isn’t necessary or is intrusive on your freedom, but you’ll appreciate it in the long run, at least until the judge hands down a final decision in your divorce case.
However, the best strategy that you can take is to hire a qualified attorney who has plenty of experience in these cases.