As a pre-teen if my father molested me and I now live with my grandmother, do I have a case against him?

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As a pre-teen if my father molested me and I now live with my grandmother, do I have a case against him?

I’m 18 now. I waited to be a legal adult because I was afraid that if I was a minor and lost the case he’d try to make me live with him again. I’m not sure of state laws and I’m not sure if I even selected the correct legal topic but I do know he also molested my sister as a teen and we’d like closure.

Asked on October 21, 2012 under Criminal Law, Florida

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you consult immediately with a personal injury attorney about the molestation matter that you underwent with your father and what civil recourse you may have. Most state's statutes of limitations do not start running against a minor who was injured in a civil matter until the minor becomes an adult. Adult is age 18.


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