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How lies factor into a child custody case

When a child custody case in Arkansas grows bitter, one of the sad realities is that parents may lie in an effort to get what they want. This can take many different forms. If you feel your spouse is lying, it's important to know how to protect your rights as a parent.

One example of a fairly common lie is when the other parent says that you abused the child. This could be emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse or something else along those lines. Since the court is going to do things with the child's best interests in mind, abuse is something that can strip you of your custody rights entirely. A lie about this can be devastating if you don't know how to show that it is, in fact, a lie.

Another way that lies are told is when one parent lies to the children about the other parent. Children who are old enough are sometimes asked what they want in custody cases. If a child wants to live with his dad instead of his mom, the judge will take this into account -- though it does not guarantee that the judge will go along with the child.

In any case, some parents try to turn their children against the other parents to get them to testify in the manner that they desire. These lies may not even come up in court, but they can in this way have a huge impact on the case.

If you want to know more about your legal options during the case, especially if your spouse is lying, please visit our site today.

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