Can You Make a Claim for Recovery in a Child Sexual Abuse Case?

Can You Make a Claim for Recovery in a Child Sexual Abuse Case?

In most cases, financial recovery for sexual abuse survivors comes in the form of insurance money. Many clients ask about attaching personal assets of the perpetrator or responsible individuals. However, often these individuals lack assets all together (i.e., money) or accessible ones because of legal protections (i.e., trusts). Understanding Insurance Policies While proving the acts of…

filing a sexual abuse case in a criminal court versus a civil court

Sexual Abuse Cases: Criminal vs. Civil

Criminal Courts Protect Society, Not Necessarily the Victim Criminal liability is imposed by the state or the federal government. That is to say, perpetrators have broken a law put in place by one or both of those governing parties. These crimes against victims of sexual abuse must be advanced by a prosecuting authority. While some…

Legal Remedies for Sexual Abuse Victims

Every year, millions of men, women, and children across the United States experience some sort of sexual abuse or harassment. Criminal laws in our country are designed to hold wrongdoers accountable for their unlawful conduct by forcing them into prison, requiring them to register as sex offenders, and requiring perpetrators to pay substantial files. Although…

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What is Consent?

Consent is agreeing, or giving permission, to do something. In Medicine, a physician and patient discuss an upcoming surgery, so the patient can give informed consent to proceed. The patient knows exactly what the surgery will entail and can make an informed decision to agree to the procedure. Consent also plays a role in participating…

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Monsees & Mayer Is Trauma Trained!

Thanks to Victoria Pickering (Director of Advocacy) & Tyler Lumpkin (Coordinator of Education) from MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault), we took our commitment to helping victims and survivors of sexual abuse to a new level. To improve the work we do with survivors on a regular basis, we needed to make sure our…