Domestic violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault are terrible crimes that should command our immediate attention and action. However, these accusations should never be used lightly or in order to acquire a legal advantage during a divorce, a child custody battle, or a paternity case. While instances of domestic violence should be dealt with swiftly and justly, false accusations of domestic violence should be shut down with just as much force.
False Accusations and Charges
A false accusation of domestic violence can be embarrassing, angering, overwhelming, and stressful, especially considering that most false accusations of abuse and assault between spouses or partners occur during a related legal battle regarding child custody or divorce. Domestic abuse charges can go far beyond the actual legal punishments – it is a mark on your record that could affect your life, your future relationship, and even your career. False domestic abuse charges can also result in the loss of custody rights and visitation rights with children.
Unfortunately, domestic violence charges can be used to gain advantages in court cases – and though no one is sure how common this reprehensible practice is, there is evidence that it happens regularly involving both men and women.
Belleve family law attorney Molly Kenny treats all of her clients with the respect and dignity they deserve and will work tirelessly to collect evidence that can disprove false claims of family violence and abuse. At the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny, we understand how serious domestic violence charges are and that false claims of domestic violence not only hurt those involved in the case, but also all men and women who are the true victims of family-related abuse.