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What To Do If You've Falsely Been Accused of Child Abuse

The other parent has made a false allegation of child abuse to gain an unfair advantage in our court case. What do I do?

False allegations of child abuse made in a child custody case can result in sanctions against the party, attorney, or witness according to FC 3027.1. In addition to the imposition of sanctions against the parent making the false allegations, the Court may severely limit or order supervised visitation if the Court finds that the parent made false allegations knowing they were false with the intention to limit the other parent's contact with the child.

False allegations of abuse are common in family law courts and must be taken seriously. They can have devastating effects by putting a child through unnecessary questioning and the subsequent loss of custodial time to complete the investigation. Contact our Covina child custody today if you have encountered a false accusation of abuse.