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At the David W. Martin Law Group, our family law attorneys in Rock Hill know that divorce is often accompanied by hurtful exchanges that cannot be taken back once they have been stated.
Because of the emotionally charged nature of divorce in South Carolina — where spouses must be separated for a year before they can officially file — some of these exchanges are more than hurtful. They are untrue.
When our York County, South Carolina divorce attorneys represent clients who are facing false allegations of domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, or the physical or sexual abuse of a child, their lives can change before they have the opportunity to defend themselves.
Unfortunately, it happens more often than most think. We are here to help put these egregious accusations in their place, before they harm our client’s personal, professional, and social reputations, so they can pursue what they are entitled to from their marriage’s dissolution.
Why Should I Respond to False Accusations During a South Carolina Divorce?
There is a lot at stake during a South Carolina divorce, and when someone is not being truthful about the dissolution, more than just your reputation may be in jeopardy.
While many divorcing couples are used to unflattering or even untrue statements making their rounds between mutual friends or during neighborhood gossip, there is an important line between innocuous (albeit hurtful) comments and outright lies.
False allegations about extra-marital affairs, drug or alcohol abuse, or violence and abuse in the family home can lead to you being held accountable for the divorce, which means it could impact how your property is divided, who gets alimony, and who is awarded custody and visitation rights to your children.
Worse, it could mean you lose the rights to everything you have worked so hard for.
It is important that you never stand idly by and allow your soon-to-be-ex-spouse to spread life-changing rumors about your behavior, as these can have an incredibly negative impact on the way your divorce unfolds.
We can help. Our skilled divorce attorneys in Rock Hill firmly believe that you are entitled to your share of the combined assets and your children and will fight for each factor that is relevant to your case. That means quashing ridiculous allegations by investigating the accusations and disproving them to be without merit. Contact us today to learn more about how you can stand up for yourself and the truth to protect your rights, so you can move forward with confidence.
Contact Our Dedicated Divorce Attorneys in Rock Hill, South Carolina
If you are pursuing a divorce and are worried that your spouse is going to take the low road to discredit your position during the proceedings, contact our experienced South Carolina family lawyers at the David W. Martin Law Group by calling (803) 548-2468 or contacting us online today.