Going To Court
Court is last resort. For most people it’s an unknown environment.
Without preparation and guidance, you can be left in a worse position than when you started.
Three Great Tips when Going to Court
1. Never go to Court without an experienced Family Lawyer
- Courts are busy places and have procedures that need to be followed
- Courts are serious and the judicial officer making decisions won’t be able to give guidance or legal advice about your matter
- You could waste a lot of valuable time and delay the progress
2. Be Prepared
- Do your homework before you go to Court
- Have a copy of all your court documents (your lawyer should have them too)
- Understand why you are going to Court and what the specific purpose is.
3. Know what you Want
- Think about what you want to achieve
- Think about the Next steps to get your matter moving.
Five Must Know Traps when going to Court
1. You will lose control
- Everything becomes about the Court’s timetable
- Everything is about following the process and Court Rules
- Your issues may get bigger
2. You don’t always get what you want
- You will have to make concessions and compromise.
- You may have to do something you don’t want
3. You could end up worse off
- No matter how ‘strong’ or ‘confident’ your case may be, there is always another side or more.
4. Your legal bills will be high
- Going to Court costs a lot of money.
5. Going to Court doesn’t end the conflict.
- Following Court, things don’t magically get better.
- Thing can get worse, especially if someone feels ‘disgruntled” or ‘disappointed’
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