Divorce cases usually expose both parties to raw emotions. As tensions run high, it would not be uncommon for a parent or spouse to say or write something negative and dishonourable about the other. Many times, such statements are a normal thing especially in divorce cases and child custody battles. Hurtful statements, especially those that are claimed to be untrue, are often a subject of a debate on whether these should be grounds for a defamation case.
What Is Defamation?
In Florida, defamation is defined as a statement of fact that is false, communicated to another person, and is meant to hurt the reputation or financial well-being of the subject or plaintiff. Although libel and slander are not specifically defined in Florida law as crimes, the laws of the state consider it a misdemeanor to defame individuals and companies in the financial services industry.
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