Do we have to go to court?
“Do we have to go to court; actually, go before a judge or jury and let them decide your case?” If you’re asking yourself this question, you probably don’t have to put the decisions about your life into the hands of the judge or jury. That’s because unless you are embroiled in a dispute where cooler heads are not going to prevail anytime soon, then the odds that you can settle your dispute out of court are pretty high.
This probably sounds weird given how much trials are played up in the media and court of public opinion. People are so quick to say, “I’m taking you to court,” that it seems like any argument will end with a judge having to make a ruling. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. According to lawyers.com, more than 90% of divorce cases settle before trial, either by one spouse offering a settlement or through mediation. The same goes for personal injury and civil litigation cases.
As you can see, going to court is actually seen as a last resort.
In fact, there’s only a handful of cases that are likely to end up in court. Examples from the family law world include:
- Child custody
- Property division
- Contested divorces
- Alimony cases
Our team here at Nelson Law Group, PC has extensive bench trial experience in a variety of legal matters. But we realize that not everyone we represent wants to resolve their issues in court. There are also situations where the individuals we represent want to go to court but ultimately change their mind once we have a chance to review their situation.
We will always try to do everything we can to settle a case before it reaches the court.
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As much as we try to avoid a case going to court, there are situations where it is unavoidable. This is especially true when a child’s best interests have been compromised and need to be remedied quickly. When these painful and confusing situations arise, it is imperative that you have a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer in your corner.
Give our knowledgeable staff here at Nelson Law Group, PC a call if you have any further questions regarding this – or any other – issue. Our staff is always available.
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