My ex husband has mental illness and has slandered me since our divorce. Recently he has made false claims of neglect about me to Child Protective Services. The claim was centered around a simple argument with my teenager. He has been trying to manipulate our teen to live with him to get out of child support going so far as recently discussing emancipation to our teen who is too young right now. The courts have not seem to care that he has an untreated mental illness. Do I have to continue to deal with him making false accusations about me until our children are adults? Please give me any advise or suggestions to help me. THANK YOU!
CPS gets lots of false claims, and they typically get to the bottom of it.
I am sorry to hear of the burdens you have borne of late. I agree with Attorney Lassen that CPS has a way of sifting meritorious claims from those that are not. However, as to the false statements, you might want to talk with a family law attorney about the situation. If the attorney is already familiar with your life circumstances, update him/her from the last conversation; otherwise, bring the new attorney up to speed on the overall picture, so s/he has context for the false statements. Obviously, defamation might be an issue, but other issues could exist too, with which a family law attorney would be highly familiar. From both the domestic relations, and North Carolina torts perspective, the attorney could advise you on which, if any, claims you should assert, and/or which strategies you should implore, vis-a-vis the former husband.
You and your child deserve better. May you both flourish and rebound this summer. All the best.
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