The benefits of legal settlements

Sponsored content Feb 27, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

If you’re involved in a legal skirmish and are questioning whether or not to settle, Hamilton lawyer Jesse Herman of Jesse Herman Law puts forth a number of important points to consider in favour of settling out of court.

Despite the stereotype of the money-hungry attorney, most lawyers, especially in family law, are actually proponents of settlements. The family court process gives parties several opportunities to consider their positions and decide whether or not it’s smarter to attempt a settlement negotiation or push towards a trial. Prior to a trial being scheduled, you’ll have had the opportunity to seek the advice of counsel, hear what at least one judge has to say about the issues, and will have heard and/or read the other party's case as well. By the time a trial arrives, each side should have seriously considered the risks involved in leaving things to chance (that is, by going to court) as opposed to working out their own settlement.

Overall, there are benefits to settling a case, which can include:

Cost: If a case settles before going to trial, additional legal expenses are likely to be incurred, along with costs associated with time, travel, depositions, and discovery.

Stress: Prolonging a case tends to cause continued stress for both parties. Additionally, going to court, with the “unknowns” of the outcome, can also be more nerve-racking.

Privacy: A case that goes to trial becomes public record, whereas a settlement can protect the privacy of both parties.

Certainty: Reaching a settlement provides a predictability of the outcome. Taking the case before the courts will lead to an uncertain outcome.

Timeline: Settlements can generally be concluded in short timelines, but taking a case to court can result in a much longer time frame for the trial, with the possibility of appeals.

It’s important to keep in mind that many family cases involve children and personal matters. Trials, unfortunately, are arenas in which very personal and emotional matters are brought up. Most people value their privacy and would rather avoid debating these issues in a public venue.

Furthermore, when it comes time to considering a settlement, your lawyer will examine details to determine if a settlement is in your interest. The decision of whether or not to settle will belong to you, the client.

In Hamilton, Ontario, contact Jesse Herman Law by calling 905-522-0040 or by email at jrh@jessehermanlaw.com.

Jesse Herman specializes in areas of civil litigation, family and matrimonial law, personal injury, real estate law, and wills, estates, and trusts law. Jesse Herman Law is located at 15 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario.

 

The benefits of legal settlements

Sponsored content Feb 27, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

If you’re involved in a legal skirmish and are questioning whether or not to settle, Hamilton lawyer Jesse Herman of Jesse Herman Law puts forth a number of important points to consider in favour of settling out of court.

Despite the stereotype of the money-hungry attorney, most lawyers, especially in family law, are actually proponents of settlements. The family court process gives parties several opportunities to consider their positions and decide whether or not it’s smarter to attempt a settlement negotiation or push towards a trial. Prior to a trial being scheduled, you’ll have had the opportunity to seek the advice of counsel, hear what at least one judge has to say about the issues, and will have heard and/or read the other party's case as well. By the time a trial arrives, each side should have seriously considered the risks involved in leaving things to chance (that is, by going to court) as opposed to working out their own settlement.

Overall, there are benefits to settling a case, which can include:

Cost: If a case settles before going to trial, additional legal expenses are likely to be incurred, along with costs associated with time, travel, depositions, and discovery.

Stress: Prolonging a case tends to cause continued stress for both parties. Additionally, going to court, with the “unknowns” of the outcome, can also be more nerve-racking.

Privacy: A case that goes to trial becomes public record, whereas a settlement can protect the privacy of both parties.

Certainty: Reaching a settlement provides a predictability of the outcome. Taking the case before the courts will lead to an uncertain outcome.

Timeline: Settlements can generally be concluded in short timelines, but taking a case to court can result in a much longer time frame for the trial, with the possibility of appeals.

It’s important to keep in mind that many family cases involve children and personal matters. Trials, unfortunately, are arenas in which very personal and emotional matters are brought up. Most people value their privacy and would rather avoid debating these issues in a public venue.

Furthermore, when it comes time to considering a settlement, your lawyer will examine details to determine if a settlement is in your interest. The decision of whether or not to settle will belong to you, the client.

In Hamilton, Ontario, contact Jesse Herman Law by calling 905-522-0040 or by email at jrh@jessehermanlaw.com.

Jesse Herman specializes in areas of civil litigation, family and matrimonial law, personal injury, real estate law, and wills, estates, and trusts law. Jesse Herman Law is located at 15 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario.

 

The benefits of legal settlements

Sponsored content Feb 27, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

If you’re involved in a legal skirmish and are questioning whether or not to settle, Hamilton lawyer Jesse Herman of Jesse Herman Law puts forth a number of important points to consider in favour of settling out of court.

Despite the stereotype of the money-hungry attorney, most lawyers, especially in family law, are actually proponents of settlements. The family court process gives parties several opportunities to consider their positions and decide whether or not it’s smarter to attempt a settlement negotiation or push towards a trial. Prior to a trial being scheduled, you’ll have had the opportunity to seek the advice of counsel, hear what at least one judge has to say about the issues, and will have heard and/or read the other party's case as well. By the time a trial arrives, each side should have seriously considered the risks involved in leaving things to chance (that is, by going to court) as opposed to working out their own settlement.

Overall, there are benefits to settling a case, which can include:

Cost: If a case settles before going to trial, additional legal expenses are likely to be incurred, along with costs associated with time, travel, depositions, and discovery.

Stress: Prolonging a case tends to cause continued stress for both parties. Additionally, going to court, with the “unknowns” of the outcome, can also be more nerve-racking.

Privacy: A case that goes to trial becomes public record, whereas a settlement can protect the privacy of both parties.

Certainty: Reaching a settlement provides a predictability of the outcome. Taking the case before the courts will lead to an uncertain outcome.

Timeline: Settlements can generally be concluded in short timelines, but taking a case to court can result in a much longer time frame for the trial, with the possibility of appeals.

It’s important to keep in mind that many family cases involve children and personal matters. Trials, unfortunately, are arenas in which very personal and emotional matters are brought up. Most people value their privacy and would rather avoid debating these issues in a public venue.

Furthermore, when it comes time to considering a settlement, your lawyer will examine details to determine if a settlement is in your interest. The decision of whether or not to settle will belong to you, the client.

In Hamilton, Ontario, contact Jesse Herman Law by calling 905-522-0040 or by email at jrh@jessehermanlaw.com.

Jesse Herman specializes in areas of civil litigation, family and matrimonial law, personal injury, real estate law, and wills, estates, and trusts law. Jesse Herman Law is located at 15 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario.