What action can I take against being accused of being a drunk and substance abuser ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Staten Island, NY

wrongfully accused and children were taken away.have suffered 6 long years and want my sanity back as well as my children.

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  1. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . If you have some medical and witness support concerning your sobriety, you may wish to contact a family law attorney or legal aid for assistance in having your children placed back into your care.

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  2. John Paul Thygerson

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    Answered . I agree with Attorney Lundeen. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab here on AVVO for a family lawyer in your area.

  3. Marco Caviglia

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    Answered . If the allegations are untrue, then you have a defamation action against him, except that if the only place he made these allegations was in court/court papers, those are not actionable. Tyhpically, though, as far as your family court matter, it is incumbent upon the proponent of that information to offer proof in court, although sometimes in family court it doesn't seem like it. By now, I assume you must have an attorney, so consult with the attorney. If you don't have one, consult one.

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  4. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . A family law attorney should be retained to resolve this.

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