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Why are some fathers falsely accused of family violence?

Domestic violence is a very serious matter and we have covered a number of issues related to this topic on our blog. At Butler Giraudo & Meister, we know that family violence is a tough topic for some families in Peoria and all around Illinois. Aside from those who are subjected to abuse, which can make daily life incredibly hard, some people also struggle with this issue because they are facing false allegations. Aside from extreme stress and uncertainty, false accusations related to this offense can disrupt a father's life in many ways. So, why are some men falsely accused of family violence?

Resolving a dispute over missed visits

When it comes to family law, there are all sorts of potentially complicated legal matters that can arise. However, those involving a couple's children can be particularly sensitive, especially when it comes to child custody. Moreover, disagreements involving child custody can arise long after custody has been awarded. For example, parents may find themselves in the midst of a dispute because one believes that they are not being allowed to spend enough time with their child. It is particularly important to approach these types of disagreements appropriately.

Child custody and back-to-school season

At any time of year, it can be hard for a parent to work through a dispute over child custody. Certain occasions, such as the time when kids return to school, can be especially hard for parents. If you are simultaneously trying to deal with responsibilities related to a dispute involving child custody and your child returning to school, such as helping them become accustomed to their new schedule or buying clothes and school supplies.

High-asset divorce and estate plans

There are various considerations that may arise for those who move ahead with a high-asset divorce, many of which have been covered on our blog. However, other divorce-related issues can arise during and after a high-asset divorce, some of which can have a major impact on a person's future. For example, revising an estate plan may be necessary once someone splits up with their spouse, among other changes that may prompt someone to take a second look at their estate plan. As someone with sizable assets, it is essential to approach this issue with care.

New opportunities after a divorce

Often, people focus on some of the negative aspects of divorce, such as the amount of time and money that may be lost, stress during the entire process, the division of marital property, custody disputes and so on. However, it is important to note that there are a number of benefits associated with divorce. Not only can many people find peace of mind and a sense of freedom, but they may be able to pursue a variety of new opportunities after splitting up with their marital partner.

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