There is no question that the experience of a court trial is very traumatic. For some people, it is an emotionally scarring experience that shapes parenting decisions for years to come.
Like any other new experience, learning from those who have gone before you is priceless. How do you decide if you should settle at all costs, or go to court, and ask a judge to decide custody and parenting time decisions for you? There is no right or wrong strategy; how you proceed is a question of risk. What are the risks if you lose, and how much will that approach cost you?
When deciding whether to pursue litigation, keep in mind the following:
Schedule a consultation with our team to discuss your concerns.
Do not fear court, fear your own fear. You cannot be so frightened of going to court that you make a decision that you will not be able to live with, or become so angry that you want to litigate and “win” at all costs. Be realistic that going to trial is not a pleasure vacation, but neither is it time in a prison camp.
Feel free to contact our team to discuss whether your case can benefit from going to court, or whether you should explore other alternative to litigation. We can look at your options and help you choose an approach that is in your interest.
Call us at (503) 743-0185 to learn more.