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Our law firm's goal is to guide and prepare you for what is ahead in your civil case.Civil cases involve conflicts between people or institutions such as businesses.A civil case usually begins when a person or organization determines that a problem can’t be solved without the intervention of the courts. In civil cases, one (or more) of these persons or organizations brings suit.
How it works
Suits begin with the filing of a complaint in the proper court. The person filing the suit is often referred to as the plaintiff; the person or entity against whom the case is filed is often referred to as the defendant. In some areas of law, such as domestic relations, the person filing the complaint is the petitioner, and the person against whom the case is filed is the respondent.The plaintiff also files with the court clerk a request that a summons be issued to the defendant.It notifies the defendant that a lawsuit has been filed against him or her. The first stage of the lawsuit is the pleadings. The second stage is the discovery and pre-trial phase. The reason for a pre-trial conference is for the court to determine the actual status of the case.The use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.Also for mediation.The prepondenerance of evidence is the obligation resting on a party in a trial to produce the evidence that will shift the conclusion away from the default position to one's own position.In a civil case either side may appeal the verdict.