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Jennifer Hudson obtains restraining order against David Otunga

On Friday, November 17, 2017, a representative for singer and actress Jennifer Hudson announced her split from fiancé of nine years, David Otunga. The pair have been a couple for the last 10 years, and have one son together, born in 2009. On that same day, Hudson also requested and obtained a protective order.

Otunga vehemently denies all allegations that he ever abused or harassed Hudson or their son. In fact, he maintains that he is the primary caregiver while Hudson travels for her career. He and his attorney allege that Hudson requested the protective order as a measure to gain an advantage in their custody dispute. He claims that while he has been attempting to settle on an amicable parenting agreement for weeks, Hudson has refused to cooperate.

Unfortunately, there are instances in which a party is falsely accused of domestic violence in the pursuit of a restraining order by a significant other. The burden of proof to show false accusations after the order has been issued by a magistrate, will lie with the accused. This can often be a burdensome and complex matter to navigate. Consulting with an experienced family law attorney can be helpful in that he or she can assist in collecting concrete evidence to present to the court rather than having custody of a child simply become a "he said, she said" matter.

Leave no stone unturned when it comes to defending false accusations in court, especially when it involves custody of a child. These matters can quickly snowball, becoming extremely costly and time consuming if future modifications are necessary.

Source: CNN, "Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga Split," Lisa Respers France, Nov. 17, 2017

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