Jun 02, 2016

False allegations used to gain 'tactical advantage' in divorce

False accusations of various types, including assault in divorce and custody cases, can drive up court costs and — even if dismissed — make it difficult to reach a negotiated settlement, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray. “Even once criminal charges are resolved, it taints the whole family law proceeding,” says Chaiton-Murray, an associate at Basman Smith LLP. “It’s hard to get the parties back on track to a more co-operative, amicable process for resolution.”

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