About false abuse allegations

False allegations of child abuse can and do utterly destroy the lives of both the falsely accused and the children they are wrongly accused of harming.

In my experience, most cases of false abuse allegations arise in one of two contexts:

  1. In the midst of a custody battle, one parent may raise such allegations in order to gain a strategic advantage over the other parent.
  2. Occasionally, over-zealous or improperly motivated CPS (Child Protective Services) personnel may initiate proceedings, even in the absence of actual evidence.

I have successfully represented clients in both contexts.  My experience has included defense against the charges directly or in the context of a custody battle, as well as filing and prosecuting civil rights cases against CPS and other investigating or charging agencies based on section 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code.

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Helpful Resources for Attorneys and Individuals

I have added two resources to this site — one for attorneys, and one for individuals. For divorce lawyers, I have compiled a list of “do’s and don’ts” when false abuse charges are levied in custody & divorce litigation. For individuals, I’ve written a primer on basic Constitutional rights in the context of an abuse investigation and what those rights mean at a practical level.

I am available for consult on false/wrongful allegation cases.   If you are an individual in Arkansas facing such charges, or if you are an attorney in the U.S. with a client against whom allegations have been made, please contact me through this form or at 479.434-2414.

Additionally, you may find this collection of resources about false abuse allegations helpful.