It will be two years ago this April that I was sexually assaulted overseas in India. Naturally, I was emotionally distraught and unclear on what direction to take.
Shortly after, I was fortunate enough to come in contact with the IVAC organization, but, more specifically, the director, Nathalie Neville.
Even through my emotional distress, I was determined to seek legal justice for what happened to me; my case is currently in legal proceedings.
I have to state that none of this would have been possible without IVAC and my advocate, Nathalie. Nathalie has been there for me every step of the way, not just with legal proceedings, but with emotional support as well.
At my weakest points, Nathalie has given me the emotional support and strength to carry on with my legal battle. Most importantly, she has given me the strength to carry on in my everyday life with positivity knowing that I am not a victim. I am a survivor.
My 3 year old son Hunter was abducted on July 1, 2015 by my “husband” who had stolen my TAX ID number to commit money laundering, tax fraud and tax evasion. He then terrorized and blackmailed me with fraudulent restraining orders and falsely accused me of being bi-polar, bankrupted me with vexatious litigation and refused all contact with our son. By the time I reached out to IVAC I had already lost almost all hope of recovering my son and my husband had disappeared. It had already been over two years of an international child abduction nightmare that no amount of international civil litigation could resolve. Working with Nathalie at IVAC has given me the courage to get back in court again, pro per, to face my abuser to fight for my son and report my husband for his crimes. Knowing I have an advocate and federal law enforcement on speed dial 24/7 has helped calm my fears and completely changed how my abuser (and his attorney) react to my new found confidence. I am no longer isolated. I’m getting the support and confidence I need to recover my son and survive and escape this incredibly dangerous, abusive relationship.