Those who work through the divorce process have unique challenges. Every divorce is different and some face concerns that others do not have to deal with. For example, the financial impact of a divorce is tough for certain people, while others are relatively unaffected by the financial changes brought on by divorce (property division, alimony, child support, etc.). Sometimes, those getting divorced face unique challenges, such as those who are accused of domestic violence. From physical assault to verbal abuse, these allegations are very disruptive, especially for parents. Moreover, they are not always true.
There are various reasons why people falsely accuse a former partner of abuse. Sometimes, these allegations are an attempt to gain an upper hand during a dispute which involves child custody. Even when couples do not have kids, some people falsely accuse their former partner of mistreatment simply to shatter their reputation and get revenge for one reason or another. Unfortunately, some people have a hard time defending themselves when they are accused of intimate partner violence or verbal abuse. Moreover, those accused of verbally abusing family members often have a hard time defending themselves due to the stigma surrounding these allegations.
It is imperative for people to firmly stand for their rights in the wake of false allegations related to verbal abuse or any other type of wrongdoing. If you have found yourself in this difficult position, take some time to explore your legal options and do not give up. We discuss other topics related to the end of a marriage on our divorce page.