What is Litigation?

Litigation is a broad term used to describe the situation when someone uses the court system to defend or enforce their legal rights. Although litigation sometimes is decided through the courts, mediation or arbitration are often used to come to an agreement before reaching a trial. Litigation does not refer to criminal matters.

What You Should Know.

Litigation goes through a number of stages, and is often a lengthy process, especially where the issues are complex or there are multiple parties involved. The majority of lawsuits are settled before the entire process plays out. Because there are a number of steps, the process can get complicated and expensive – both in terms of the costs involved and the time required.
When you are involved in a lawsuit – whether you started the lawsuit, or someone else brought it against you – it is essential to know the basics. Not understanding how the court system works, or what deadlines you have to meet, can make the process even longer and more expensive. You always have to balance the costs of settling against the costs of pursuing further action.

How Peter C. Ghiz Law Can Help

As experienced litigation lawyers based in Charlottetown, we can help you find your way through the court system. If you are the recipient of a lawsuit, we will help you find your way through the complex legal system. If you have filed a lawsuit, we will help you assert your rights. We can even help represent you during mediation or arbitration. But just as important, we will make you aware of your options at every step of the way so you can make the best decisions for yourself. We will provide you with the impartial advice you need. You will have to make many decisions as litigation proceeds, and you want someone in your corner that knows the system and has gone through it before.

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