Findlay, OH asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio

Q: My friend just lost a custody battle to the mother but she had made false accusations and lied about documents in court

Lawyer has not responded back to me since April mother and her partner have history of child abuse even both getting kids taken away before. Broke into home we had together lied about stealing my items then later admitting to both lawyers she has it also made false domestic violence claims causing him to not see his child for 6 months

1 Lawyer Answer
Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Canton, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I am not sure I see an actual question here. Often a loosing party feels like they would have won if the Court only knew that the other side lied about something. While witness credibility is important, courts consider many non-exclusive factors when determining the best interests of a child. So, it is unlikely the outcome would be much different had the lie not been told as there may be several issues at play that drove the court's decision. Proving that someone lied can be a long and expensive process that is difficult for laypeople to accomplish. This person should get an attorney who regularly practices in that court.

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