Common Civil Law Issues

  • Contract Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Class Action Cases
  • Complaints Against the City Authorities
  • Problem concerning an inheritance
  • Equitable Claims

About Civil Law

Civil law is the part of a country’s set of laws which is concerned with the private affairs of citizens. Civil rights are an essential component of democracy. They’re guarantees of equal social opportunities and protection under the law, regardless of race, religion, or other characteristics. Civil law is about conflict resolution and ensuring disputes between individuals do not escalate into a violent confrontation. It encourages cooperation between members of society, deterring exploitative behaviors, and unethical business practices.

Know Your Rights

A civilian facing a charge is entitled to some rights given by the government to every citizen. People who are unable to afford lawyers in legal matters involving basic human needs – such as shelter, sustenance, safety, health, and child custody – should have access to a lawyer at no charge. If you are considering going to court, talk to your potential representatives before filing a lawsuit. A civil lawsuit has 6 steps cycle.

Step 1: Consult With Representatives

Step 2: File Complaint / Pleading

Step 3: Discovery

Step 4: Trial

Step 5: Verdict

Step 6: Appeal

Is a civil case a legal case?

A federal civil case involves a legal dispute between two or more parties. A civil action begins when a party to a dispute files a complaint, and pays a filing fee required by statute. A plaintiff who is unable to pay the fee may file a request to proceed in forma pauperis. If the request is granted, the fee is waived.

Can I sue for emotional distress?

The courts recognize emotional distress as a type of damage that can be recovered through a civil lawsuit. This means you can sue someone for emotional trauma or distress if you can provide evidence to support your claims.

Is it better to settle or go to trial?

Settlements are typically faster and less stressful than a trial but when you accept a settlement, there is a chance that you will receive less money than if you were to go to court. Your attorney will help you decide if going to trial is worth the additional time and costs.

Can a case be civil and criminal?

Yes, some actions involve both criminal and civil matters. For example, assault can be both a civil matter and a criminal matter. Because the standard of proof in a criminal case is higher than that of a civil lawsuit, a guilty verdict or plea may help a plaintiff in their civil lawsuit. Your attorney will help you with best line of pursuit.