I am in the process of divorcing my wife. She has complained to the police about me being violent – although the complaints are completely false and faked. I have been arrested and protection orders made against me. Is there anything I can do to stop her from carrying on with all this ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 09 May, 2022
Yes. Although you cannot take away her right to complain against you to the police, you can restrict this by using sanctions against her negative behaviour. The Prevention of Violence Within The Family Act of 1991 includes a mechanism for compensating someone who has *been arrested/held in custody falsely or * had protection orders falsely made against him without a real reason. Someone who applies and gains a protection order without justification , spitefully or frivolously, is likely to find him/herself liable for costs, both to the victim and the state, and for generous financial compensation to the victim. Using this mechanism /these sanctions could prevent this kind of bad-faith behaviour by acting as a deterrent.