My husband is going through a custody battle. There was a situation that came up with the minor child and we had to take the child to DHS/CPS. In the discovery file, the defendant spoke of my childhood molestation amd how we would know what to say to make it believable and caused damage to the child. the minor child nor DHS at the time was alarmed of my personal past. im beyond hurt and mad that she knows this information but is there any legal action that can be taken for this to be have brought up?
Your husband should speak with his attorney about your concerns. There may be a way to have the evidence excluded prior to trial or reviewed in camera. Not everything discoverable is admissible, but your husband's attorney will be more familiar with the relevant issues in his particular case.
Mr. Hampton's advice is correct. Your husband should discuss your concerns with his attorney and explore methods to keep your personal history out of the reach of the public. The judge can review the evidence in chambers and determine what is relevant and what should be protected if this relief is sought.
This response does not creat an attorney client relationship. In all cases, I recommend you seek a paid consultation with an attorney with expertise in this area.
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