For survivors of childhood sexual abuse, telling one's story to someone deserving of trust — breaking the secrecy — is the first step on the road to recovery. It may take years to understand that one was sexually abused and years more to understand how abuse has affected one's life as an adult.
I am attorney Daniel Shapiro of the Law Office of Daniel B. Shapiro in Montclair, New Jersey. Through my work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, I understand how difficult and painful it can be. I also have seen firsthand how exploring your legal rights and remedies can be empowering.
The First Step Is Telling Your Story
Traumatic memories are repressed, and shame can make it feel impossible to tell one's story. This is particularly true if you were abused and betrayed by a trusted family member, a teacher, clergy member, coach, doctor or other respected authority figure.
Meeting with a lawyer who is familiar with the emotional and legal landscape of sexual abuse will help you decide if taking legal action is right for you. It is important in recovery to have a support system, which may include your therapist, trusted friends or a support group.
I would be honored to be part of that team. If taking legal action is the right step, I have the experience and expertise to become a part of your support team as your case progresses through the legal process. A civil lawsuit can restore the control and power over your life that you lost when you were betrayed. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to hear your story and provide a full explanation of your legal options.
Call 973-746-8662 or email me to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a New Jersey attorney representing survivors of child sexual abuse.