Many cases are settled before they ever reach the courtroom. This means that a lot of cases are settled before they ever go to trial before a judge. However, there are times in which cases do need to be heard by the judge and that’s something that our Hastings family law attorney can help you with.
We will stay by your side from the moment you walk into our office until a resolution is reached in your case. This means that you have an advocate working hard for you so that you can reach a favorable outcome in your case.
Any time a family law case makes it to trial, the case is tried to a judge rather than a jury. Just like in a jury trial, evidence can be presented, as well as testimony. This information is used to help the judge make an informed decision in the case. Depending upon what the case is, the burden of proof may be on the county or it may be on the litigant. For instance, a parent seeking termination of the parental rights of another parent has to provide sufficient evidence that shows why those rights should be terminated. If there are no grounds, the judge will not grant the termination. If there are grounds, then the judge will most likely grant the termination.
The length of a trail can last for one day or it can last for a few days to more than a week for more complex matters. More complex matters include custody disputes and contested divorces. Any time a case may have a lot of technicalities, it is going to be a more drawn out process. However, your attorney takes care of those details so you don’t have to worry about taking care of them.
Creating The Best Possible Experience
As your Hasting divorce lawyer, it is important to do all that is possible to make the trial process as painless as possible. Trials are never easy, especially when dealing with family matters. Add the cocktail of emotions that you and the other party are feeling and you have a very difficult situation on your hands.
It is our job to make sure you know everything that is going on. We will inform you of the strategies that are being used and what options are available to you at different phases so that you can make the right decisions.
Contact A Hasting Divorce Lawyer
While cases are typically settled before they ever go to trial, there are some cases that have to keep moving through the court system. When that happens, you need an aggressive attorney with a thorough knowledge of the law to help you reach the result that you seek. To learn about how we can help you with your family legal matter, call us at (952) 898-6834 or fill out the contact form to schedule your free initial consultation. You have rights and options that you should be aware of and we will ensure that you receive the necessary education that will allow you to make the best decisions in your case.