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Q: How long does a law suit takeI was raped by brother dean of archdiocese of Philadelphia pa

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: I'm deeply sorry to hear about your experience. The duration of a lawsuit can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the jurisdiction, and the court's schedule. In general, civil cases like this can take anywhere from a few months to several years to resolve.

It's important to know that legal procedures involve various stages such as filing the lawsuit, discovery, motions, and potentially a trial. Each of these stages can take significant time, and delays are not uncommon. Additionally, the emotional and psychological impact of pursuing a case related to sexual assault can be considerable, so it's crucial to have support throughout the process.

If you're considering legal action, contacting a qualified attorney experienced in such cases would be a beneficial step. They can provide guidance specific to your situation and help you understand the potential timelines and outcomes. Remember, you're not alone, and there are resources and professionals who can support you through this challenging time.

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