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IL divorce lawyerWhile most allegations of domestic violence are true, sometimes innocent people get caught up in the lies of others. False allegations of domestic violence can be career-ending, life-ruining events for those who committed no crime. If you have been charged with or accused of domestic violence, you need to act quickly to protect yourself.

Statistics Are Not on Your Side

One study found that over a 17-month period, there were 111,891 prosecutions for domestic violence, while only six prosecutions for making false allegations. Even if many false allegation cases are never prosecuted, these are very hard odds to beat. However, in some cases, there is insufficient evidence for the court to take legal action against the defendant, either in the civil or criminal case.

Why False Allegations Are Made

When a man or woman makes a false allegation against their domestic partner, their reason for making the allegation often revolves around a divorce, legal separation, child custody, or visitation case. The accuser knows that, by labeling the other party as a domestic abuser, he or she will have a better chance at receiving a more favorable child custody decision or spousal support decision or be more likely to succeed in blocking any visitation rights for the other parent.

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domestic abuse allegations, Illinois restraining order, Illinois divorce lawyer, Kane County divorce lawyerDomestic violence is a serious problem, and some even describe it as one of the ugliest forms of violence. Looking at the other side of the coin, a matter with potentially as severe and ugly consequences is being falsely accused of committing acts of domestic abuse. Presently, there is an increased awareness around domestic abuse cases against women in the United States and correspondingly, laws - such as the Violence Against Women Act, established in 1994 - have been put in place. There is a lot less attention on acts of domestic violence in which the women are the perpetrators. Pointing to this very evident bias in favor of women, which exists in the law and the societal perception as a whole, is a serious injustice occurring in states nationwide in which laws enacted to protect domestic violence victims are themselves being abused and misused to destroy the lives of many innocent men. All with one whip of the tongue, a woman can falsely accuse a man of domestic violence and watch a negative chain reaction unfold.

The Consequences of Allegations of Domestic Abuse

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