Kane County, IL divorce lawyerIn some high-conflict divorces, one spouse tries to harm the other spouse with false allegations of abuse. He or she accuses the other spouse of engaging in physical, emotional, or sexual abuse against an adult or child. These allegations can affect the accused spouse in severe ways. For example:

  • It can cost him or her child custody.

  • He or she can receive prison time.

  • He or she can be burdened with a criminal record.

Law enforcement and the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) are required to take every accusation seriously. If a report is made against you, an investigation will be opened. As soon as you think you are the victim of a false report of abuse, contact an Illinois divorce attorney who can help you begin crafting your defense.