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Refuting false allegations of abuse a specialized job | Brian Ludmer

Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 11:12 AM | By Brian Ludmer

It is an unfortunately common occurrence in contested matrimonial cases that one or both parties make serious accusations of physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse against the other. Even worse are cases where such allegations involve the children.

While statistics vary and the rigour of some of the studies is questionable, it is at least experientially well understood that false allegations of abuse are pervasive in contested matrimonial cases. In cases of less “tangible” allegations, perhaps the most “abused” word is the word “abuse” itself. One parent’s...