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New York Child Victims Act

The New York Child Victims Act makes a necessary change to long standing precedent in statutes of limitations in child sexual assault cases. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made this Act one of his top initiatives for 2018-19, and after the Legislature voted to approve the legislation on Monday Jan 28th,2019, it now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

The Child Victims Act will extend the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse crimes to the age of 28 in criminal cases and the age of 50 in civil cases, with a one year-window to bring civil claims for victims below that age limit.

For more information on the act and if you feel that a claim can be revived, contact us today.

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What should I expect from religious community if I file a lawsuit?

Victims can expect the response from their religious community when they file a lawsuit against their religious institution, that there will be some people who are very supportive, and there will be some people, who were there might be some backlash and it a very complicated issue because what happens with clergy abuse cases is that people who are religious, they have a connection, they find a connection between their clergy and God. And so, when someone is accusing their clergy of sexual abuse, it’s very hard for other people to understand that it’s not an indictment of their belief in God. That it’s an indictment of a man and institution that is fallable.
Now we’ve come a long way in this country, I think over the last decade or so and that people really have that understanding but not everybody but the most important thing that I remind people of is that we do is protect children. We protect children by exposing predators, and representing victims who have been sexually abused and so what people the most important thing when it comes to the clergy, I think for victims is to remember that they’re going after an institution that is run by man, and it does not have anything to do with their belief in God.

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