Child abuse charges are perhaps the most frightening criminal charges anyone ever has to face. If such charges go public, the damage to your reputation is very difficult to ever fix. If criminal charges are filed, the consequences can be enormous, from incarceration to registration and more.
In divorce proceedings, child abuse findings can affect child custody, child support, spousal support, and more. Even if you merely suspect that a charge, whether true or false, might be lodged against you, call a highly qualified lawyer immediately, establish a lawyer-client relationship, and make a plan for all possibilities—this is not an area in which you can afford to make any mistakes.