I want to sue my mother for part of my late stepfather’s life insurance. He passed away in 2009 and he had sexually abused me almost every day from the time I was 4 years old til about 19 years old. My mother knew of many incidents, including a time when he sexually assaulted me when I was 13 years old. When my stepfather passed away, he literally left me nothing. Because of his abuse I have suffered from anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder. I feel it is only fair because of the pain and suffering he caused that I should be able to have a portion of his life insurance, but my mom does not.
What type of lawyer would I talk to you about suing her? And is it still possible to sue her even though he passed away in 2009? All of this is in Rhode Island.