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Claims of domestic violence hurt your reputation in court

| Jul 5, 2019 | Divorce

Domestic violence is something that no one should joke about. Sometimes, claims of violence are used to put a mother or father at a disadvantage in a custody case, making them look as if they’ve harmed their children or spouses.

As someone who is facing allegations of abuse, it’s vital for you to know that you can defend yourself against them. Oftentimes, there are pieces of evidence that can support your claims of innocence.

For example, one mistake some people make when threatening their partners is to say that they’ll claim that they’re abusive. The mistake comes when they say this in front of other people or when they send it in a text or email. Doing this makes it easy for you to show the court that the other person wanted to threaten you and blackmail you with the potential for a false claim.

Domestic violence isn’t something that should be claimed lightly. It puts the other party in a bad position, and it can result in investigations, restraining orders and issues with child custody. As someone who is accused, it’s your right to fight back. There is no reason why you should suffer for the false claim that someone else is making.

If you can prove that the other person is lying, then you can have any domestic violence charges dropped. Additionally, you may be able to sue them for the trouble they’ve caused you. Our site has more on what to do if you’ve become a victim of false claims and are working to keep the right to see your children.