While many marriages are great, there are many that fall into ruts of disagreements
that cause some couples to divorce. Although divorce is never a fun process,
it can be mutual, clean, and uncomplicated. On the other hand, divorce
has the ability to take a turn for the worst, becoming dreadful, complicated,
and bitter. Unfortunately, spousal abuse is amongst the leading causes
of divorce. In fact, a study has shown that
an estimated 25 percent of divorces include some kind of
domestic violence allegation. Regrettably, domestic violence allegations are rarely investigated, leading toroughly 700,000 wrongful arrests for domestic violence every year.
Wrongful arrests for such a charge most often start with one of the partners
making threats that he/she will call the police and tell them the other
partner has been beating, causing emotional stress, molesting their children,
etc. However, partners go wrong when they assume that the partner making
the threats will not follow through with what they are saying. It is extremely
important to take these threats seriously so the person who is having
the threats directed at them remains safe from a undeserved punishment.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
Below is a list of things to do if your partner (wife, girlfriend, husband,
or boyfriend) is threatening to contact authorities and report false domestic
If not locked into a marriage, contact a lawyer to
discuss your rights and discuss a way to have the accusing partner removed from your home
if the two of you are co-habiting a home.
- If locked into a marriage, speak with an attorney about how the two of
you can end the marriage in a safe manner in order to ensure your rights
are protected throughout the process.
- If you are locked into the marriage but feel that you are unable to terminate
the relationship, for reasons such as sharing children, talk to a lawyer
to see how you can protect yourself from any false allegations.
Many define these type of relationships, where one partner is making false
domestic violence allegations, as totalitarian relationships. The partner
initiating these false claims is often seeking control, intimidation,
and unlimited freedom. However, if that partner continues, the consequences
for the innocent partner can be detrimental to the rest of the accused
person’s future. It is important to speak to a seasoned and experience
domestic violence attorney as soon as possible to make sure all rights
Miami criminal defense lawyers at
Parks & Braxton P.A. understand the stresses that relationships such as the above put
on a person’s mind and thoughts about the future. The divorce and
domestic violence attorneys at the firm will work hard to make sure your
rights are protected. For a free consultation,
call the firm at (888) 460-7383.