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I cannot comment on your specific case, but unfortunately, there is no duty for non-custodial parent to report any known child abuse neglect by the custodial parent to the police / child protective services, so, as long as the non-custodial parent did not engage in any criminal behavior toward the minor children, there would not be any basis for legal / criminal action under similar circumstances.
Unfortunately, even if there were any basis for criminal prosecution for child abuse / neglect, the statute of limitations in New Jersey is 5 years from the time such child abuse / neglect took place.
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Thank you for your follow up.
The civil statute of limitations is 2 years from the time the injury has occurred.
Unfortunately, generally, it would be way too late and barred by the statute of limitation both civilly and criminally to pursue a claim for any child abuse that took place more than 30 years ago.
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