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Falsely accused

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Jennifer Shuber

Child abuse allegations aggravate custody disputes. Whether counsel represents the alleged abuser or the parent making the allegation, these cases are fraught with difficulty. The issue is a sensitive one, exposing intimate family details and raw emotion which are difficult to handle. The allegations often develop a life of their own, which makes these cases a challenge to resolve. The involvement of Children’s Aid, the police or the Office of the Children’s Lawyer further complicates things, as does the risk of multiple proceedings, including family law,...