Abuse FAQs

Questions and Answers About Sexual Abuse and Your Legal Rights

  • We were just told by our child's school that our child was sexually abused by another child +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. We were just told by our child's school Read More
  • We have noticed that our child has been acting very strange lately. +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. We have noticed that our child has been Read More
  • I was sexually abused and having been living with shame ever since. +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I was sexually abused when I was a Read More
  • Our son was sexually abused in the Yeshiva +

  • I teach and have learned that another teacher has sexually abused one of the students +

  • I am an Orthodox Jew and I was sexually abused as a child. +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I am an Orthodox Jew and I was Read More
  • Our child was sexually abused by an Elder of our Kingdom Hall +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I am a Jehovah's Witness. Our child was Read More
  • We have been told that we should not talk to anyone other than our church about sexual abuse. +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I am a Jehovah's Witness and we have Read More
  • Is it to late to do something? +

    I was abused when I was a child, now that I am older the memories are been really affecting me Read More
  • I believe my child was recently abused at school, what do i do? +

    Atrorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm Answers the question. I believe my child was recently abused at Read More
  • Do I have to go to court? +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. If I want to bring a case against Read More
  • I was sexually abused as a child +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I was sexually abused as a child and Read More
  • I was sexually abused as a child +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I was sexually abused as a child. If Read More
  • I was abused as a child by an Elder of our local church +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I am Mormon and was abused as a Read More
  • Our daughter received very sexual text messages from an assistant choir director +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. Our daughter received very sexual text messages from Read More
  • I was in the United States as a foreign exchange and I was abused +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I was in the United States as a Read More
  • I was abused by a teacher in high school +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. When I was in high school I had Read More
  • My band instructor sexually abused me +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I was in band during high school. My Read More
  • When I was a kid I was sexually abused by my scoutmaster +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. When I was a kid I was sexually Read More
  • I was abused when I was an altar boy +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I am middle aged, Catholic, and was abused Read More
  • Protecting of your privacy in a Rape or Abuse Case +

    If you are interested in pursuing legal action as a result of childhood sexual abuse, but you have concerns about Read More
  • I was abused by a family member +

    Most circumstances in childhood sexual abuse involve what we call acquaintance abuse. The victim knows their abuser and in a Read More
  • I was Molested years ago what do? +

    If you were molested years ago and you want to pursue criminal proceeding or criminal charges against that perpetrator, you Read More
  • If I tell my story of what happened as child abuse I suffered, does the lawyer have to report it? +

    I'm often asked the question "If I tell my story of what happened as child abuse I suffered, does the Read More
  • I was abused, but I love my church +

    Atrorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm Answers the question. I was abused but i love my church, Read More
  • I was abused as a child, but I feel like I am the only one. +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I was abused as a child, but i Read More
  • I was abused as a child, I want to get help, where do I start? +

  • I was abused as a child I want to get help, where do I start? +

    Attorney Irwin Zalkin of the of Zalkin Law Firm answers the question. I was abused as a child I want Read More
  • What the difference is between a civil and a criminal lawsuit. +

    I'm often asked what the difference is between a civil and a criminal lawsuit. In a criminal lawsuit, you have Read More
  • What is Child Sexual Abuse +

    Sexual abuse has been defined under federal law. It has been defined under state law. Basically, if you have circumstance Read More
  • If you have an inclination to possibly pursue a lawsuit associated with the abuse of a child +

    The reason you may want to talk to an attorney, if you have an inclination to possibly pursue a lawsuit Read More
  • Statutes of limitations for sexual abuse cases +

    Almost every state now, recognizes that there is a long delay in coming to terms with childhood sexual abuse. That Read More
  • What is a mandatory report? +

    What is a mandatory report? Since the 1960's, every state has adopted laws that requires certain individuals that have relationships Read More
  • Suspicion that someone you love was abused as a child +

    If you have some concern or suspicion that someone you love or someone that you are close to was abused Read More
  • The best place to start if you feel your child has been abused +

    If you don't know where to go, the best place to start is usually any children's hospital. Most children's hospitals Read More
  • If you have any information that a group is covering up child sexual abuse +

    Well if you have any information that an institution that you are either employed by or a volunteer with, is Read More
  • If you have a reasonable suspicion that a child is being sexually abused +

    If you have a reasonable suspicion that a child is being sexually abused, report that abuse to law enforcement. Virtually, Read More
  • Struggling with my own memories +

    With all the news about the sexual abuse of children i have been Struggling with my own memories what do Read More
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