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Advocates for Victims of Violence, Inc.
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Before any attorney can reasonably evaluate your case and advise you about the possibility of recovering damages related to a crime committed against you, they need a huge wealth of information. The more information (and the RIGHT information!) you can provide, the faster you'll get an answer and the better position your attorney will be in to represent you and to come up with realistic expectations about what might happen and the likelihood of recovery. Also, you'll likely be paying by the hour, and the more hours of work you do yourself, the more money you'll save and the faster your case can progress.
Facts about personal relationships, in particular, may affect the strength of the victim's civil case and may shed light on the probability of judgement collection. Specifically, the following types of data may serve as a start in gathering information relating to liability and collect ability.
For example, if you're a victim of domestic violence, start out by writing down the facts surrounding the victimization. Within the specific context of potential civil remedies, the following questions should be addressed:
You should also identify possible defenses which the batterer might raise. It is possible that the batterer may claim that you provoked the physical abuse? How long ago did the crime occur? (This is important because you must file a case within the statue of limitations in your state or in the jurisdiction where the abuse occurred).
You might consider making a chart for your attorney:
ALASKA LEGAL FORMS
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The center provides services in 2 ways:
1. This website which includes detailed information and forms for each stage of the case.
2. A statewide toll-free telephone Helpline which is staffed by highly trained court employees who can speak to you about your case. The Helpline is very busy. We encourage you to read the information on this website before calling - the answer to your question may be easier to find than you think. If you decide to call for help with filling out a form, be sure to print it out and have all of your other paperwork handy.
Telephone Helpline Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Statewide Telephone Helpline Number: (907) 264-0851
Or, if you need a free call and are calling from an Alaska phone number: (866) 279-0851.