Have you found yourself in a dispute where money is involved, and the other party isn’t upholding their end of the agreement? It may be time to engage in civil litigation to bring the issue to a resolution and allow everyone to move forward with their project. Civil litigation has the effect of bringing all parties to the table for the purpose of getting one party to perform as contracted or take the matter before a judge and/or jury when no one can come to an agreement. It may not be a resolution you prefer to take, but sometimes it’s your best option.
How the Civil Litigation Process Works
In order to engage in civil litigation, you or your organization need to retain a lawyer to start the process. This doesn’t mean that you go straight to filing a court case, however. Instead, the lawyer gets the details of the dispute you’re engaged in, and contacts the non-performing party to discuss the issue. How the lawyer approaches the non-performing party depends on the situation, details of the dispute, and what makes the most sense.