All you need to know
What will happen?
The defendants will receive a summons, which is a formal invitation to court. The defendants will also state their pleadings, which is a statement for cause of action or defense. The pretrial conference is conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried.
Three ways to handle civil disputes
Have someone help guide the dispute and serve as a voice of reason.
Have a third party decide what will be done for the two parties.
The last resort- let the law decide.