It’s hard to even think about, let alone talk about. But if your child or teen has been the target of sexual misconduct, you know that you have to find a way to take action. If your family is overwhelmed and hurting in the aftermath of sexual abuse, we urge you to take the first step and speak up. Although it may be the most challenging thing you ever have to do, we want you to know that, with support and guidance, it truly is possible to balance your family’s need to hold the abuser accountable with your desire to shield your child from further harm.
Sexual Abuse of a Child Must Be Taken Seriously Each and Every Time
Sexual abuse victims and their families often fear that they won’t be believed, or that private information will be trotted out for everyone to see. These are reasonable and natural fears, but our attorneys are ready to help you come up with a plan of action that is sensitively tailored to your individual needs—no matter where the abuse took place or who is being accused of sexual misconduct. Our team is here to take you seriously and fight tirelessly for your family and your cause. We help families who are struggling with:
Child Sexual Abuse at Churches, Schools, Care Facilities, and Places of Business
Every parent worries when their child is out of sight but no matter how hard they may try, parents can’t be everywhere at once. As parents, we are often put in the position of trusting others—including teachers, religious leaders, care providers, doctors, and others—to protect our children when we can’t be there. When one of these adults breaks our trust and takes advantage of a child, they must be held responsible.
Sexual Harassment or Abuse Where a Teen Works
Teens face a number of unique challenges as they transition into adulthood, but sexual harassment and abuse shouldn’t be among them. If you are the parent of a teenager who has been the target of sexual misconduct by a supervisor or coworker, our attorneys are here to help both you and your teen navigate the delicate process of a sex abuse complaint and support your family as you heal.
Other Concerns About Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Children
Sexual abuse affects children of all ages and comes in many forms. No matter what happened or what you and your family are facing, we want you to know that you can pick up the phone and talk to our lawyers and staff about your concerns at any time—confidentially and at no risk to you.
Our Attorneys Understand That Your Family Needs Real Solutions to More Than Just Your Legal Problems
Reacting to the sexual abuse of a child is about more than just attending to your legal needs. Texas families are devastated by sexual misconduct every year, and many remain silent because they don’t know how to juggle the emotional, financial, and social strains of sexual abuse allegations. Our team of compassionate and experienced lawyers has worked with other families who have faced similar challenges in finding justice for their children. We want you to know that as soon as you reach out, we will start:
- Putting the priority on your child’s comfort and well-being. Sexual abuse cases are sensitive, so we want to make sure that extra care is taken in every detail of the legal process. Small details, like using same-gender interviewers, making sure the child understands what to expect, and treating your family with genuine compassion, are important to us.
- Connecting you with support and resources. We know that your first concern is making sure that your child is okay. We can connect you with options and recommendations for counseling for your child, yourself, and other family members as you struggle with the emotional strain of what has happened.
- Offering responsive, full-service, and personalized assistance. You shouldn’t be waiting for weeks to get your questions answered. We aim to provide immediate assistance, a thorough evaluation of the unique challenges you now face, and a plan of action that is tailored to your needs. Your concerns are real, and you deserve prompt answers about what is happening, what you can do, and what it means for your family specifically.
After the trauma your family has been though, it is normal and natural to feel hesitant about trusting a stranger, and we understand the need to interview several attorneys before you find the one you and your child are comfortable with. We offer a completely free initial review session, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have clearly and confidentially. For more information, reach out to our team by calling our Colleyville office at 817-380-4888.