False allegations of abuse rife in New Zealand

December 8, 2003

….What is even worse is that the use of the false allegations of domestic violence is now rife – assertions are made against fathers, with no burden of proof or testing of evidence. Because of the dysfunctional nature of the court process, disproving such charges is drawn out, costly and virtually impossible. That compounds the problem because right now we have tens of thousands of fathers who are only allowed to see their children for an hour every fortnight in a supervised setting, making it almost impossible to maintain any sort of worthwhile relationship….

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