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My ex is a police officer and works for the NJ State Dept Children

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My ex is a police officer and works for the NJ State Dept Children and Family Services. He wanted to obtain full custody of our daughter and had his co-worker come to my home as he alledged her arm was hanging out of the socket. At the same time, my ex filed a motion in family court for full custody which he was denied. The DYFS worker was very rude, but I answered all of her questions. DYFS filed a motion through court for a judge to hear the case as the case worker claimed she didn't interview anyone. The judge told the case worker to come back and interview everyone. She did the same day, a week later the case was dismissed. Can I sue my ex as he lied about the abuse, and sue Dept of Family Services as the case worker lied about so many statements in her motion to get the case heard in court?
It is certainly not beyond the incompetent and negligent DCFS workers to lie and even fabricate evidence against people, so that is not surprising. If your ex filed a false abuse complaint, then you can sue him for malicious prosecution and slander/libel for bringing the false claim against you, since NJ does not have a specific law (unlike some other states) for making known false reports of abuse against someone.


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