Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Litigation

    1. Can I clearly state what would be a satisfactory resolution for me, my family, or my business?
    2. Have I already attempted a resolution with those involved?
    3. Am I using the legal system to resolve or avenge my feelings?
    4. Have I evaluated the merits of my case?
    5. Am I ready to turn over resolution to a third party (judge, arbitrator, or jury)?
    6. Do I know what legal claims I might be able to assert?
    7. Do I have sufficient documentation to make a case?
    8. Do I have the resources to obtain the proper documentation?
    9. Is the time and financial investment worth the potential outcome?
    10. Do I have the financial resources to work with a skilled litigation lawyer, pay other related legal and court fees, and see the process through to the resolution?
    11. Am I ready to be completely honest and forthcoming with my lawyer about all aspects of the case?

No matter what side of a lawsuit you are on, attorney Katherine Langley can help you find and consider the answers to your questions. She’ll help you navigate the legal system and arrive at the best possible resolution.


April M. Burt is a transactional lawyer. Katherine Langley and Chad Anderson are trial lawyers. These Asheville-based attorneys focus their practice in the areas of business law, employment law, estate planning, and transactional law. They serve clients in the Western North Carolina communities located in Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, and surrounding counties.


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