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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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Why it’s important to come forward if your child was sexually abused

If your child was sexually abused, the most important thing to do is not ignore it. You have to deal with it. It’s a horrible thing, it really is. But the worst thing you can do is to try and forget about it and to tell your child to forget about it because they’re not. You know, you may get them to not talk about it now, but later in their lives it’s gonna come out in really bad and inconvenient ways. And so, you take it head on and what you do is you get help. You know, you go to professionals, you get your child therapy, you get your family therapy. You go to the police authorities, absolutely. It’s a crime, it should be reported. And then, you may want to take civil action. You may want to talk to someone who can help you through the civil process and hold the institution, hold the perpetrator accountable. If something bad happened to your child, you want to validate that that bad thing, that it was a bad thing and you want to empower your child to get help.

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