Letter: False accusations during custody battles affect outcome
By Lance James Fanning
Jan. 16, 2014
In highly contentious and acrimonious custody disputes, emotions are high and tense as tempers erupt and flare. As a result, noxious lawyers litigate and strategically maneuver to gain the greatest custodial position possible for their client.
Fearing the loss or control of a child, a mendacious parent may cross the bounds of all human decadence and legal warfare.
A tactic used too frequently by a parent is to accuse the other parent of sexually molesting their child. The allegation itself strips the accused of their constitutional rights and custody rights and launches an extremely destructive investigation by respective agencies.
Even when medical, forensic and physical evidence determines and reports that there was no sexual abuse, family law courts typically “err on the side of caution” and award full custody to the accusing parent. The judicial system, likewise, responds to alleged child abusers swiftly and aggressively. Unfortunately for many falsely accused parents, truth and justice often are nothing more than niceties which are often ignored, and as a result, they lose their child, freedom and liberty.
Family law courts are disgusting and abusive, as are the psychologists, counselors and therapists who blindly, and without skepticism, believe the accusing parent to the very detriment of the innocent child, who does not want to lose a parent.
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