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The Impact of False Abuse Allegations


Divorces can be a very difficult ordeal to go through. So much so that sometimes emotions can run high and cause people to make very rash decisions and act without thinking. And though some divorces can just end up with the two parties having a shouting match, sometimes it can get even worse and to the point that words just get thrown around loosely. Sometimes it can even be a false allegation, such as that of abuse. So, what happens when your ex throws a false abuse allegation at you?

What It Can Do

Any false allegation anyone throws at you can definitely do some damage. Whether it be your reputation or the way people see you, it definitely has an effect. In a divorce court, a false abuse allegation can get you in worse trouble. Because it is a divorce court, any and all allegations are taken into consideration. Whether the allegation is true or not, it will have some bearing on how your divorce will go. Any allegation of abuse can turn the tide of your divorce into your ex’s favor. It can also cause you some trouble when it comes to the custody of your children. It can even end up with you getting a restraining order of sorts, which can make going about your divorce even more difficult. Whether or not it is true, these things can happen once an allegation has been made.

What You Can Do

If ever your ex does falsely accuse you of abuse, you don’t need to panic. Even though it may seem like it’ll make things more difficult for you, there is still a way for you to help clear things out. All this lies in how you go about your defense towards such claims. Getting a very skilled lawyer who has experience in these things can give you an even better fighting chance. Not all hope is lost. All you need to do is maintain your composure and keep a level head. You’ll need that to help you find your way out of the false abuse allegation predicament you’re in.

Divorces can get really messy. Throw a false abuse allegation into the mix, and things can just get way worse. But just because that happens doesn’t mean you should get discouraged no matter how grim things will start to look, because there’s still a way to deal with these things. Whatever you do, just don’t give up.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at timothy.hutton@austintexaslegal.com

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