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Dealing with lies during the divorce process

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2020 | Divorce

When a marriage comes to an end, many people have a hard time as a result of a bitter ex. Sometimes, people do everything in their power to destroy their former spouse’s life financially and emotionally, causing irreparable damage to their reputation. Often, these situations involve fabricated stories and very damaging lies. 

Whether your ex is lying about the details surrounding the breakdown of your marriage or they are falsely accusing you of child abuse or intimate partner violence, you need to immediately recognize legal strategies to protect yourself. 

Addressing lies related to your divorce

It is pivotal to properly handle any lies that could have an impact on your divorce, such as false allegations of abuse, financial misconduct and other types of unlawful activity. According to ChildWelfare.gov, courts consider many factors with respect to awarding custody and child abuse can affect a decision. As a result, many parents lose access to their children because they are unable to prove their innocence when false allegations of domestic violence surface. Moreover, the impact on one’s career is staggering and many people lose their jobs or struggle to find a lucrative position due to these lies. 

Protecting yourself from lies during divorce

if you are involved in litigation related to lies, such as domestic violence charges, make sure you carefully go over the ins and outs of your case. Develop a thorough understanding of the options you have and gather evidence to prove your innocence, such as emails, eyewitness testimony and so on. Unfortunately, many people face harsh consequences as a result of dishonesty during their divorce.