From time to time, disputes arise which cannot be resolved between the parties themselves. In these cases, civil litigation may be the only means of resolution.
Litigation is costly for all parties, and the outcome is frequently less favorable for all parties than if the dispute were avoided.
Frequently, litigation is rooted not from any ill-intentioned action; rather, litigation is commonly rooted in misunderstandings of an agreement and differing perceptions of facts. In order to avoid the costs and uncertainty of litigation, it is important that clients keep in mind these root causes of litigation when they select an attorney to represent them in all areas of law. For instance, properly prepared transactional documents will result in fewer misunderstandings, and less opportunity for dispute. Similarly, the exercise of care in estate planning – including, at times, taking efforts to document a person’s mental capacity – may substantially reduce the likelihood of costly litigation to determine the validity of that person’s will.
Of course, such care will not completely eliminate civil litigation. Circumstances may arise which were unforeseen by the drafter, or which make one party’s fulfillment of a contract impossible. There are also times when a dispute may arise outside of a contractual relationship, such as out of an intentional wrongdoing.
In these instances, it is important to obtain competent representation in order to ensure a positive outcome results from litigation. The Rowe Law Firm, LLC, provides representation to many clients in matters involving litigation.
If you find yourself in a dispute which may be resolved only by litigation, attorneys at The Rowe Law Firm, LLC, are happy to discuss how they may assist you.