This post is advice rarely given or taken. I have previously blogged on Why Settling Your Case is BEST!. Settlement is usually BEST, but sometimes Court is inevitable…
Why going to Court is Best, or the BEST alternative;
- It allows you to tell your side of the story.
- Somethings you CANNOT compromise on.
- The Judge may be in the best position to hold someone accountable, who needs to be!
Commonly, settlement is your best option. It gives you say in the final outcome, whereas letting a Judge decide your case can remove what say you may have. Sometimes what you want and what a Judge can award are not congruent. However, sometimes what the other side wants, a judge would not give them. Going to Court can be therapeutic. Going to Court can also show that you are serious and won’t back down from a fight. Going to Court can also backfire, cost more money and end in a result that is more difficult to live with.
Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney and goes to Court often, but usually when settlement has failed or stalled.