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I have a wife and 2 daughters ( 3 and 4 ). My 3 yo daughter

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I have a wife and 2 daughters ( 3 and 4 ). My 3 yo daughter told my wife this Thursday that I instructed her to touch her private parts, while I touched my private and told her to keep it a secret. Of course I never did these things and love both children very much. Most likely my 3 yo didn't want to get in trouble for touching herself ( something my wife and I have be trying to correct) and made up a story. My wife called me at work Thursday and threatened to call the police If I didn't agree to a divorce giving her full custody of both children. My wife currently has both kids and is staying with her mother. I am planning to see a marriage counselor ASAP for advice. What is my best strategy to resolve this quickly with the least damage possible to myself and my family?

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I suggest that you immediately consult with two different lawyers at this point in time.

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First I suggest you consult with a criminal lawyer.

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As these are very serious allegations there is a very strong possibility that that the police and child protective services will get involved.

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Your spouse or child may repeat this to just one person and that will be enough.

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Second I suggest you consult with a family lawyer.

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These allegations are enough to cause your contact to the children to be limited to supervised access.

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As well, if your marriage does end there are going to be issues relating to custody/access, child support, spousal support and division of assets.

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You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.

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Let me find you the phone number to call.

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You should call first thing Tuesday morning.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Debra,


 


Is there risk in meeting with a marriage councilor tuesday? or a specialist we can deal with in confidence?


 


Thanks,

I don't think you should be meeting with any before you get advice from a criminal lawyer.

I think then you can meet with other professionals confidentially even if you have not yet seen a family lawyer.
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