Child custody cases can be challenging to get through. After all, important decisions are being made regarding where a child will live, how often they will get to see each of their parents, etc. As challenging as child custody cases may be, they only become more difficult when one parent threatens to make false allegations against their child’s other parent or already has as it could impact how the court awards custody.
If a parent in Alabama is worried their child’s other parent is going to make false accusations against them or already has, they should retain an AL child custody attorney as soon as possible. Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. is a child custody law firm with several locations throughout Alabama that would be happy to help a parent going through this type of situation.
Combating False Accusations in a Child Custody Case
Although an accusation may be false, it can carry some heavy weight. It can even influence how the court rules on a child custody case. Therefore, a parent needs to prepare themselves so that they are able to show the accusations their child’s other parent is making are invalid. So, how do they do this?
Although a child custody attorney is the professional who knows what the best course of action will be to take, there are a few things an individual might consider doing to help prove the accusations are false.
- Collect statements from friends and relatives. Although the court may not weigh these as heavily as they would a statement from an outside source, any evidence that supports a parent’s ability to care for and nurture their child can be helpful.
- Gather evidence from teachers. Because teachers are indifferent, their statements can be beneficial to have. And because teachers spend a great deal of time around their students, they often can tell when there is an issue at home and with which parent.
- Obtain medical reports. If a parent is being accused of not being mentally or physically fit to care for their child even when they are, they can have a doctor or other type of health care professional evaluate them and provide a statement.
Parents who are concerned that they are going to be falsely accused of being unfit to care for their child or have already been accused of such things should consider contacting Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. to speak with an Alabama child custody attorney.
Disclaimer: No representation is made that quality of legal services provided is greater than the quality of legal services provided by other attorneys.
Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. can be reached at:
2603 Moody Parkway, Suite 200
Moody, Alabama 35004
Phone: (205) 640-2000
7900 Parkway Drive
Leeds, AL 35094
Phone: (205) 699-5500
6441 U.S. Highway 11
Springville, Alabama 35146
Phone: (205) 467-2225