Abuse by a Family Member

Situations involving sexual abuse often involve inappropriate actions perpetrated by people who are well-known to the abuse survivor. They abuse their position of trust to gain access to perpetrate heinous acts such as fondling, kissing and digital penetration.

There may be no cases more disturbing than those involving a trusted family member abusing a child. The consequences can be far-reaching, threatening to tear families apart and leave abuse survivors wary of coming forward. As you gather the strength to come forward and confront your abuser, it is in your best interest to have an experienced lawyer looking out for you.

Strong Advocates for Abuse Survivors in Connecticut

At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney, we understand that there is no way we can ever truly understand what you have been through and how much your life has been impacted by abuse suffered at the hands of a family member. But we can be your strongest advocate as you pursue justice for what you have been through.

Our family sexual abuse lawyers represent abuse survivors who were abused by relatives, family friends and neighbors such as:

  • Stepparents
  • Aunts and uncles
  • Cousins

We have been instrumental in changes to Connecticut laws that allow abuse survivors to come forward and file a claim up to 30 years from the last date of abuse. This is crucial as many times it can take decades for survivors to come to grips with what has happened and to decide to come forward. For example, having a son or daughter reach the age at which the parent was abused could trigger an adult abuse survivor to come forward, or the thought of other loved ones being abused by the same family member can result in a desire to make sure he or she is brought to justice.

Contact Our Bridgeport, Connecticut, Firm

If you are ready to come forward with a sexual abuse claim against a family member, our attorneys are ready to help you. Contact us today to arrange a confidential case evaluation.