Q: Can criminal charges of perjury be sought against a spouse when they have filed a PFA with verifiable lies?
Specifically in relation to finances where one spouse has drained all the savings and then falsely accused the other of the actions.
A: You have not given me enough information to say for sure. If the spouse has made a statement under oath which he/she knew was not true there is a case for perjury or false swearing. There may also be a civil case for abuse of process if you can prove the spouse deliberately misused the judicial process. Contact a lawyer in your jurisdiction for more complete advice.
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