Going through a divorce is often an incredibly emotional time, which can lead many to be overwhelmed with grief, anger, and confusion. As such, it’s not uncommon for one spouse to make false accusations or allegations against the other. Unfortunately, these aren’t seen as simple lies. In reality, they can cause significant harm to the spouse at the center of these lies. If your spouse is spreading false information about you in order to impact the outcome of your divorce, you must connect with a Morris County divorce & separation law firm as soon as possible. The following blog explores why these lies happen and the steps you must take if you’re a victim.
Why Might a Spouse Lie During a Divorce?
When going through a divorce, tensions and emotions can run high. If one spouse is against the divorce, they may feel betrayed or embarrassed by the decision. As such, they may take their emotions out on their spouse in order to “punish” them for their decision. However, they may not consider the intense implications this can have on the accused spouse.
One of the most common allegations is abuse. If you share children, this can affect whether or not you receive custody, which can be devastating. Similarly, you may discover that you are the center of a police investigation revolving around these heinous claims.
It’s also not uncommon for one spouse to accuse the other of hiding assets. Failure to disclose all assets during the discovery process can lead to serious implications, such as an unfavorable division of marital property, as accusations of this will impact your credibility with the court.
What Should I Do if I’m the Victim of False Accusations?
Though you may be hurt or angered by your spouse’s lies, it’s vital to ensure you take the necessary steps to respond to these accusations appropriately. You may want to take the higher road and refrain from responding, as these may seem outlandish. However, if you do not get the lies under control, they can have intense impacts on the outcome of your case. Additionally, if you try to retaliate, it can also negatively impact your case.
As such, it’s critical to ensure you connect with an experienced attorney who can help you respond in an appropriate manner to these claims. Your lawyer can gather evidence to illustrate that the allegations are false while also diminishing the credibility of your spouse in the process to help prevent you from suffering as a victim of lies.
At Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn, we understand how complex these matters can be. That’s why our dedicated legal team is committed to doing everything possible to help you through these challenging times so you are treated fairly by the courts. If you’re currently at the center of a bitter divorce, contact us today to learn how we can guide you through this process to help you begin the next chapter of your life.