Settlement or Trial
SETTLEMENT or TRIAL – Settlement talks go on throughout every case as certain issues are easily resolved while others are not.
No case goes to trial on every issue. A good Divorce and Family Law Attorney will strive to settle every case. After the evidence is gathered, if the facts are clear, the case will usually settle.
Not all evidence, however, is clear and the application of the law is not always clear either.
Some cases do not settle until just before trial because the parties were just not emotionally ready to stop fighting and move on.
PREPARE FOR TRIAL - The best way to settle a case is to prepare for trial. If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. When your opponent can see that you are not prepared for trial, that encourages your opponent to not settle, and instead, to go on to trial and win.
Preparation for trial can be time consuming and tedious. Documentary evidence is the most common evidence used in divorce cases. Some cases require the review and analysis of thousands of papers and the presentation of hundreds of pieces of evidence.
Whether you are contemplating, initiating or responding to a divorce or family law case a Divorce and Family Law Lawyer at The Divorce and Family Law Offices of Wakenight & Associates, P.C. will discuss your situation with you for FREE.
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