How do I win this legal case?
In a nutshell, my father molested and beat me as a child, I stopped talking to him when I was 20, and it's thanks to flashbacks that I have never been able to hold down a relationship or a job. Now that I'm 26 and still without the education to go into medicine like I want to, and the fact that I really haven't sought true justice, I am looking into suing him, making an example of him, claiming damages, and using those to get myself through college so I can have a real career, not bad menial jobs. I did take him to court when I was 20 to get my trust fund back(which is now gone), held it over his head that I was prepared to sue for the sexual abuse in order to get him to settle as quickly as possible. Yes, I seemed like a spoiled rich girl to most people around me when I was a child, in reality is was a gilded cage, and now he is still worth millions while I have no idea where my next month's rent is coming from. Unfortunately, I signed the settlement without truly reading over it, and when reviewing it recently I've found there's a clause saying I renounce any claims he sexually abused me. But fortunately, I have been Googling and I have found a few lawyers who specialise in abuse cases who don't take any money untill I win the case, and first thing tomorrow I'm making calls to them.
So what do I need to do in order to get justice? Also, for those of you who are experts in predicting death, I've attached his chart so how much longer does he look like he has to live? I ask this because he's been a chain smoker and alcoholic for his entire adult life, he's now 68, and last I heard he's on oxygen.
And on a slightly happier note, when can I expect to have the 2 things I've been deprived of as a result of his abuse, a stable job and a stable relationship?