My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today.
1. If she knowingly filed a false police report
, you have the right to file a civil complaint
for malicious prosecution, once the charges are dropped. Your damages would be the costs of hiring an attorney, if any, or punitive damages. The fact that you remained married for almost two years after that actually hurts your case, though, because it suggests that you weren't terribly upset about the charges at the time (unless you actually moved out immediately, and the divorce itself took two years). The statute of limitations is three years. Filing a false police report is actually a misdemeanor
, but the criminal
statute of limitations is only one year.
2. Usually, the fact that she's lying is something that would be brought up at the trial
, not after the fact. You can report it to the DA, but I'll be honest - perjury convictions are very rare. If the judge actually ruled in a manner that suggests that he accepted her testimony, that would make it even more difficult to address. In that case, you might be better off appealing the judge's verdict (you have 30 days - i'm not sure when in May the divorce decree was entered). But you can't sue her because she made untrue statements in court
or you didn't like the outcome of the case, unfortunately.
I understand that you may be disappointed by this Answer, as it is not entirely favorable to your situation. However, it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.