Civil Litigation

How Long Does Civil Litigation Take

Civil litigation takes a long time in our court system. Many times a case can drag on for months or years before a resolution is reached. It important when you consult with an attorney that they advise you of the timeframes and whether or not settling a case early on may be in your best interests.

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How Much Time Do I Have To File My Case

It’s important to consult with an experienced civil litigation attorney about the statute limitations for your particular case. Every type of case has different time periods in which you have to act or file a complaint. The best course of action is to talk with an experienced attorney who can advise you on how much time you have.

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How Does Civil Litigation Begin

Civil litigation begins with the filing of a complaint. When you think you may have a lawsuit, you will meet with an attorney and go over the facts of the case. The attorney will then draft a complaint, which alleges what the other side has done wrong or why you are suing them.

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How Do I Choose An Attorney

It’s important to review an attorney’s experience and qualifications in the area which you’re intending to hire them. For instance, if you’re looking for a residential real estate attorney, have they been involved in a lot of real estate deals? What experience do they have with real estate litigation? It’s also a good idea to have someone you’re compatible with personality wise. The attorney-client relationship is very important, and attorney and client must trust each other to come up with the best outcome.

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Are There Fees Associated With Civil Litigation

When you file a civil case there are, of course, filing fees and there are going to be attorney’s fees. Whether or not you can recover attorney’s fees depends on the nature of your case and whether or not there’s a statute involved that provides for attorney’s fees.

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Are There Penalties If Lose My Case That I Filed

If you’re involved in civil litigation and you filed a lawsuit against a party, it’s possible if you lose the case that you may be required by the judge to pay the other party’s attorney’s fees. That’s why it’s important to speak with an experienced civil litigation attorney to make sure that you have a claim that has merit and will not subject you to these penalties.

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Do I Have To Respond To A Complaint Served Against Me

It’s very important if you are served with a complaint to immediately seek the advice of an experienced attorney. You usually have 20 days to respond to a complaint. If you don’t respond at all, you will be considered what’s called a defaulted party. In other words, you automatically lose. Even if that complaint has no merit, it’s important to consult with an attorney and immediately respond to the complaint within the allowed time period.

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