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Recognize the signs. - In these situations, more often than not, the person falsely accusing you of domestic violence may be suffering emotional or mental instability, unwilling to face the facts or, failing to have sufficient emotional judgment to deal with feelings can sometimes cause people to act irrationally. Protect yourself by locking up any and all valuable documents your accuser may be able to access and change all of your passwords on digital devices and platforms. Don’t make the mistake of thinking your accuser wouldn’t ever do anything to cause any real trouble in your life because if they’re really hurt, anything is possible.
Pinpoint the motive. - As ironic as it sounds, your accuser has a reason for falsely accusing you of domestic abuse. It's important to discover what that reason is in order to establish a motive for lying. Maybe they don’t know how to process the breakup or they’re looking to get revenge from an affair. It could even be that you’re deadlocked in a child custody, child support or divorce proceeding where allegations of domestic violence are used as a tactic for things to go their way. Whatever it may be, figuring out the reason behind the claim can be crucial.
Talk to people. - This isn’t about gossip or lies. This is about informing people who know you, and if possible, know the other party, about what’s going on. If your case ends up in court, they might be character witnesses who could speak on your behalf. Also, it’s not uncommon for people to turn against you if the first time they hear about any troubles comes from the accuser. By keeping them informed from the beginning, they can be prepared.