False Allegations in Child Custody Cases

Child Custody

This was one of the top 10 blogs for 2020 in Divorce Magazine

Far too often in family law cases – especially divorce and custody cases – we see vindictive or vengeful parents who decide to level the playing field or tilt the scales in their favor by making false accusations about their ex-spouse or the other parent of their children. From sexual assault and domestic violence allegations to drug abuse and child neglect accusations, wrongful allegations can significantly hinder your case and – worst of all – affect your children.

Proving these allegations as false requires extensive investigation and litigation. In most cases, other professionals – including police officers, physicians, private investigators, Child Protective Services workers, and other experts – have to get involved. It is unnerving to know the lengths some people will go to get a leg up in a custody case without even considering how the false allegations affect their children.

At the end of the day, it’s the children who are the real victims of false allegations.

These situations can impact a child’s:

  • Relationship with their parents
  • Self-confidence
  • Emotional or mental stability
  • Physical well-being
  • Understanding of morality

At the Law Offices of William L. Geary, we have seen firsthand how false allegations of abuse, violence, and other actions can have on a custody case and on the children involved. We encourage you to read Attorney William Geary’s full article on this topic in Divorce Magazine here.

See What the Law Offices of William L. Geary Can Do for You

Our child custody lawyers in Columbus are dedicated to helping parents navigate the murky and often tumultuous waters of custody disputes. Above all, we prioritize the best interests of the children involved.

Discuss your custody case with our team today by calling (614) 289-1227.