Instead of a lawsuit, point out the lies to the judge during the hearings when and where the matter is pending. By proving the lies at that time, to that judge, in the future you may avoid contempt and further attorney fees.
You need a good attorney to cross examine. Calling someone a liar is one thing. Having a skilled professional trained in trial skills as your advocate before that judge is the only effective way to compat this. Before you say you can not afford an attorney stop and think about what is at stake in your life and how this is affecting your life. You can not afford not to have an attorney. Find a way.
The answer to your question is no. If a court has based findings and judgments on certain statements, a purjury charge is not going anywhere. Sorry.
My office represents personal injury claims in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
I agree with the previous answers. It may not be easy for a judge to decide between parties and determine if either or both are being somewhat less than truthful. Having an attorney on your side is greatly beneficial in the process of gathering, organizing, and presenting the evidence to persuade the trier of fact about the truth. Most in-court statements are privileged from prosecution for slander, libel, or defamation of character. It is also rare for anybody to get prosecuted for the crime of perjury. Your best bet in court is to present the truth in a manner that is believable and understandable. Good luck.
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