I have 50/50 custody with my ex-husband of our 8 year old. He is making false accusations that I am neglecting our child when he is in my care. How do I defend myself in case it goes to court? What type of proof does he need to have?
Has DSS been involved? Are there pictures, messages, medical reports, or other physical evidence that could be used? While he can make such allegations, he must have evidence that backs them up. If you have a lawyer representing you in this matter, I suggest you ask these questions of your lawyer. If you do not have one, you should strongly consider hiring one.
This information is given for legal education only. It may not work for your specific situation. It is not legal advice, and I am not your lawyer. You have to find your own local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your problem.
The burden will be on him to prove his case. If all he has is his word against yours, it will be difficult for him to prove you are neglecting your child. He may try to introduce photographs, witness statements, or character evidence. You should either try to educate yourself on the rules of evidence or hire an attorney who can prevent your ex from being able to admit certain things into evidence by raising objections.
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