False Allegations of Abuse
Are you the victim of a FALSELY OBTAINED restraining order?
False allegations of abuse are common in divorce and custody cases. They can be used to gain an advantage in a custody proceeding or merely to “punish” the other party. Whatever the reason, it is very difficult to prove a negative – that something did not happen. The term "domestic violence” is interpreted very broadly when it comes to granting Orders of Protection, and the accusing party does not need to provide evidence beyond a mere accusation and a claim that he/she is afraid of the alleged abuser. Thus, it is easy to obtain an Order of Protection in Arizona but difficult to have it overturned. Likewise, it is easy to raise false claims of abuse – whether physical, sexual or emotional – in family court, but once the allegation has been made, it is far more difficult to prove it is untrue.
If you are a victim of false allegations of abuse, seek help immediately from a family lawyer. It may be your only hope of keeping control of what happens to your family. Benger Law Firm has experience fighting false allegations of abuse and can help you clear your name and re-level the playing field in your divorce or custody case.