OXNARD CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (650) 293-9070
Providing representation to victims of School/Teacher/Counselor/Coach sexual assault, Clergy/Pastor/Priest childhood sexual abuse, Boy Scouts sexual abuse, and other institutional abuse matters in Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Camarillo and all through Ventura County.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of child sex abuse, it is essential to speak with an attorney who can help. Child sex abuse can have long-lasting effects on victims, and it is critical to seek legal help as soon as possible. At The Law Office of Michael Rehm, we are dedicated to helping survivors get the justice they deserve. We understand what you are going through and are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling (800) 978-0754.
How Much Does a Child Sex Abuse Lawyer Cost?
When a child sex abuse survivor is ready to come forward, it's a huge step. Abuse survivors can sometimes delay this decision because of misconceptions about the cost of quality legal representation. Many people think they must pay their lawyer a significant amount of money upfront. Fortunately, this isn't usually the case.
Contingency Fee Arrangement
In most cases, child sex abuse lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee agreement is a contract between a lawyer and a client in which the lawyer agrees to represent the client in exchange for a percentage of any monetary damages awarded to the client. This is usually between 30 and 40 percent of the financial award. Under a contingency fee agreement, the lawyer does not get paid unless the client wins the case. If the client loses their case, the lawyer does not receive any payment for their work. Contingency fee agreements benefit clients by allowing them to hire a lawyer without paying any upfront fees. Oxnard School Sexual Abuse Attorney Michael Rehm only works under contingency agreements in child sex abuse cases.
Child Sex Abuse in California
The recent allegations of child sex abuse in California have rocked the state. For the past couple of years, victims have come forward with stories of abuse, many of which date back decades.
The sheer number of victims who have come forward has been staggering, and the stories they have to tell are both heartbreaking and infuriating. Most of the victims were teenagers at the time of the abuse, and some were even younger than that. They were taken advantage of by people who should have been protecting them, and their lives have been forever changed.
What's even more infuriating is that many of these abusers have gotten away with their crimes for years, if not decades. They used their power and influence to cover up their tracks, leaving their victims feeling scared, alone, and ashamed. Thankfully, that is finally starting to change, largely because of the new California Child Victims Act implemented in 2020.
California Child Victims Act
If you or someone you care about was a victim of child sex abuse, you might be wondering if you can still take legal action. The answer is yes. The California Child Sex Abuse Victims Act of 2019 provided a three-year window for survivors to file lawsuits regardless of when the abuse occurred.
This act was created to provide justice for survivors of child sex abuse and to hold abusers and those who protected them accountable. The window opened on January 1, 2020, and will give survivors until December 31, 2022, to file a lawsuit.
The act applies to all forms of child sex abuse, including but not limited to grooming, fondling, penetration, intercourse, and sodomy.
Contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm for Help with Your Claim
If you or a loved one was a victim of child sex abuse, it is crucial to contact an experienced California child sex abuse lawyer as soon as possible. The California Child Victims Act is a new law that allows victims of child sex abuse to come forward and seek justice. This groundbreaking legislation allows child victims to hold their abusers accountable, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. If you or someone you know has been a victim of child sex abuse, contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today to schedule a free consultation by calling (800) 978-0754.
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