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My husband and I have been accused of child endangerment and

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My husband and I have been accused of child endangerment and child abuse by his ex wife and both times they found it to not be true. Is there a way to sue her for slander/defamtion of character and ourtime off from our jobs to go court, mediation, and CPS Services this has happened about 1 1/2 years apart. Everytime she goes out on disabilit she wants custody of the children.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Attorney & Counselor at Law replied 7 years ago.
You probably cannot sue for defamation of character or slander because her communication is protected.

Whenever someone communicates with a court, law enforcement or administrative authority, they cannot be prosecuted for that communication (except by the authority itself).

This is a matter of public policy that encourages people to be open and honest with officials without fear of a slander or defamation claim.

You should encourage the child welfare authorities to prosecute for the filing of a false claim. Also, you could send a certified letter to CPS regarding the false charges, and sent a copy to the ex wife so she gets the message.

Good luck!
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