A Tool for Revenge
Making false accusations of domestic violence during a divorce is a common tactic used by some people in an attempt to gain the upper hand in the proceedings. While it's impossible to know exactly why someone might make a false allegation, there are several possible reasons. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common reasons why people make false claims of domestic violence during a divorce.
One of the reasons people make false claims of domestic violence is during child custody battles. They may falsely accuse their spouse of abuse in order to get a leg up in court. This is especially true if there is a history of violence in the relationship. The accuser may try to use the domestic violence allegations to get full custody of the children.
Advantage in Court
Another reason people make false accusations is to gain an advantage in divorce proceedings. If one spouse accuses the other of domestic violence, it can give them an upper hand in negotiation and property division. It can also lead to the other spouse being ordered to pay more money in spousal support or alimony. In some cases, the false accuser may even be able to gain full custody of the children.
A Jealous Motivation
Sometimes, people make false accusations out of jealousy. If one spouse suspects that the other is cheating, they may falsely accuse them of domestic violence in an attempt to keep them away from the person they believe their partner is seeing. This can also happen if one spouse is afraid that the other is going to leave them for someone else. They hope to make it more difficult for their spouse to leave or get a divorce by making false accusations.
Another reason people make false claims of domestic violence is because they are angry and want to hurt their spouse. They may falsely accuse their spouse of abuse in order to get revenge. This is often seen in cases where there is a history of infidelity or other marital problems. The accuser may try to use the domestic violence allegations as a way to get back at their spouse.
Protect Your Rights With an Attorney
Facing false domestic violence allegations during divorce proceedings can be a daunting and frightening experience. You may feel like you have nowhere to turn, but it is important to remember that you have rights. An experienced family law attorney can help you navigate the legal process and protect your interests.
At Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices, we work to clear the names of those falsely accused of abuse in a divorce. No one should have to fear for their livelihood because of false accusations.
Learn more about how we can protect you or schedule a consultation by calling us at (573) 279-1349 or by visiting our website.