False Accusations of Domestic Violence in an Arizona Divorce

Learn About False Accusations of Domestic Violence in Arizona from Our Arizona Licensed Attorney Chris Hildebrand of Hildebrand Law, PC.

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False accusations of domestic violence in an Arizona divorce case can have significant negative consequences in the form of legal custody the judge orders, the time you are allowed to spend with your children, it could result in you being served with an Order of Protection, and it could lead to the surrender of your firearms to a law enforcement agency.

If you are served with an Order of Protection you need to abide by the terms until such time you request a hearing, have the opportunity to prove the falsity of the allegations of domestic violence in your divorce, and have the Order of Protection vacated.

However, you also could lose your right to possess firearms if the court finds, after a hearing, that the allegation of domestic violence are not false, meaning you did commit or were going to commit an act of domestic violence against your spouse or children. So, it is important you hire an attorney who knows how to prove accusations of domestic violence are not true in an Arizona divorce.

False Accusations of Domestic Violence in an Arizona Divorce.How to Prove an Accusation of Domestic Violence is False

Your attorney has a right to receive any police reports or hospital records. Your attorney can also take your spouse’s deposition to ask her to provide details of the alleged domestic violence incidents to help prove the allegation of domestic violence is false in your divorce. A deposition is a proceeding that typically occurs in your attorney’s office in the presence of a stenographer.

Your spouse is placed under oath the same way he or she would be if you were having a trial in the courtroom.

Your attorney should have the experience to know what questions to ask, such as were there any witnesses?

Did you have any injuries?

Did you get treatment for any injuries?

Did you tell anyone else about it at the time you allege it occurred or are the allegations coming out for the first time in your divorce?

There are many more questions an experienced domestic violence and divorce attorney in Arizona will know to ask.

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Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand wrote the information on this page about false accusations of domestic violence in an Arizona divorce to ensure everyone has access to information about divorce laws in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a divorce should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.