What is Civil Litigation?

This is a legal dispute concerning 2 or more people businesses or entities which are seeking money damages or a certain performance instead of criminal sanctions. Civil litigation is the procedure through which all civil disputes are resolved in the court of law. Civil disputes include situations dealing with the relationships between various individuals which includes contract dispute or a marriage.

Normally civil litigation proceed through various distinct steps including pleading, discovery, trial which is followed by possibly an appeal, although the parties involved can stop this process at any time by voluntarily settling. In fact most civil lawsuits settle even before reaching trial. The most labor-intensive stage is the discovery stage and the discovery stage and your attorney will devote most of his time to research and preparation of the case before going to trial.

Civil lawsuit encompasses a very wide range of disputes and generally a civil litigation attorney can specialize in a maximum of two specific civil practice areas. So before hiring an attorney make sure you know his specific practice area. A civil litigation attorney will examine your case and help you determine whether you really have a claim or not. If you have a claim he will file your complaint and represent you in the court. But since most money damages are usually settled before trial, the decision to go to trial or settle lies with you. An attorney will manage your case until it’s settled or the trial is over

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