Defamation, or damaging someone’s reputation, maybe very tempting in particularly nasty divorces in which one spouse acted disreputably. But it is important to be aware that this action could have negative consequences on your divorce settlement and should be resisted for a number of reasons. The attorneys of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler know that facing a divorce in which you feel hurt or angry can be particularly hard, but we want Houston couples to understand the potential hazards of defaming your spouse to others.
Important Reasons for Resisting Defamation
Defamation is an untrue, malicious statement about another person. There are several legal repercussions that defamation may have on your divorce case, including, but not limited to:
- Being charged with libel—written defamation
- Being charged with slander—spoken defamation
- May affect the alimony, division of property, and/or child custody rulings
During divorce proceedings, it is important to especially be aware of how your speech and actions may affect your case. For further protection, be sure to secure a Houston divorce lawyer at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler to handle all communications and represent your interests.
Contact a Divorce Attorney in Houston
You might be struggling with anger and hurt after your spouse upset you, but resisting defamation may be critical in your divorce settlement. The attorneys of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler may be able to help you through this extremely difficult emotional time and can protect your rights during the proceedings as well. Contact our offices in Houston today by calling 713-766-5355 to learn more and set up a consultation.