Individuals in Texas may be on the receiving end of false domestic abuse allegations in a divorce or in other situations. The effects of these allegations can be devastating, even if they are not true. Law enforcement must take any allegation of domestic violence seriously. As a result, parents could find themselves prevented from speaking to their kids or facing other restraining orders until the allegations are proven false.
While a person cannot fully prevent allegations from being made, they can take steps to prepare if they know that there is a chance that an ex-spouse or former partner will accuse them of abuse. The most important thing is to remain calm and never give someone ammunition to use against them. One recording of someone irate may convince law enforcement that there is more beneath the surface. Individuals might want to make recordings themselves for self-protection.
They should also change all passwords and logins to keep a former partner from breaking into an email account or social media. Individuals should speak to their families or other friends ahead of time to let them know what they may be facing. They should secure as many witnesses as possible for testimony. Most importantly, they need to rise above and show everyone that they are a good person. While false abuse allegations are injurious and unfair, they might happen.
Individuals accused of domestic violence may want a criminal defense attorney on their side to help them navigate the legal system. The attorney may counsel their client on what they need to do while the allegations are making their way through the legal system and how to defend themselves in front of the judge.