This is a subject we have been talking about a lot lately. Not a fun or comfortable subject, certainly, but a subject that we believe needs to be dealt with. Like writing a will, choosing a primary care physician, or having knee surgery, important things that help you prepare for every possible scenario in your future may not be exciting, but they are very necessary. Which is why we are going to spent the next few days talking about what you need to do if someone falsely accuses you of abusing or neglecting a child.
Having discussed the personality types most likely to make false allegations of abuse, you may now have a better idea of whether or not your soon-to-be-ex is the type of person who might lie about you during the divorce in order to get what they want. This could be because they want to secure custody in order to get a larger child support settlement. Or perhaps it is simply to “get back at you” for the pain they believe you caused them during the marriage. Either way, if you suspect that they may be, you need to be prepared.
How many times have you read a story online about a parent who is accused of abusing their child or children? Probably quite often. How many times did you assume that what you read was true, simply because you read it in the news? Unfortunately, probably also quite often. Most people do it. They assume that because it’s being reported it must be true. Which leads them to assume that the accused is definitely guilty, and must be a terrible person. This “conviction in the press” can be just as terrible as an actual legal conviction.
False allegations can destroy lives, and must be taken very seriously!
People have lost friends and have their relationships with loved ones ruined, all because people were willing to believe a false accusation that was published in the news. The same goes for jobs – people have lost their jobs, and even their ability to volunteer within their communities, all because someone lied about them. It can be devastating. Which is why, if it happens, it needs to be handled properly, in order to minimise the damage, contain the fallout, and be dispensed with as fast as possible.
This is where we come in – because the very first thing you need to do if you have been falsely accused of child abuse is obtain the best defense attorney available. Not a decent attorney. Or an “okay” attorney. A really, really good attorney! A strong, aggressive defense attorney who will fight fiercely on your behalf, leave no stone unturned, no avenue of investigation unlooked at, no question unasked. A Kronzek Firm attorney.
The family law and criminal defense attorneys at the Kronzek Firm have spent years successfully representing falsely accused clients from all over Michigan. We believe wholeheartedly that parents have the right to raise their children as they see fit, and that there is no greater loss than a child being torn from their home based on a lie. We have made it our mission to protect their parents to the very best of our ability, and to keep these families together in the face of deceit and duplicity.
Now that you have an excellent attorney on your side, you are armed for battle. But while armor is critical to survival, you still have a war to win. So join us next time to discuss a list of Do’s and Don’ts that are integral to your survival during this difficult time. Between now and then, however, if you have any questions, please call us immediately at 866-766-5245. We are here to help.