Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Georgia

My 23 y/o daughter was molested by my ex-husband from age 6 thru 16, when I found out. We immediately pressed charges, but the case was delayed again and again. Finally, last year the DA informed us that they were dropping the case because it was determined he was mentally incompetant. Is it too late to file a civil suit in this situation?

Asked on 4/21/10, 5:38 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Glen Ashman Ashman Law Office

While there could be details that would affect this answer (meaning go speak to a lawyer and give all the details), the facts you posted make it sound like you probably have let the statute of limitations expire, making it too late to sue. Since a case like this may have many details you may have omitted, do see a lawyer to be sure (as soon as possible). Bear in mind that a suit at this point would be by the daughter, not you.

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Answered on 4/26/10, 5:59 am

Charles W. Field Charles W. Field, Attorney at Law

Not necessarily; however, it is tricky. Consult with a local attorney.

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Answered on 4/27/10, 2:56 pm

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