At Shane and White, LLC, we often remind our clients that we will prepare your case for trial—even if our goal is never to take them there. What does that mean? More than 99 percent of legal disputes are resolved through settlement negotiations. Most of the time, settlement is the best possible outcome for the parties involved because it gives them control over the outcome without the expense of going to trial.
However, a full and fair settlement is not achieved without the possibility of trial. The parties and their lawyers look to the likely outcome of a trial to drive settlement negotiations. For example, if an injury victim would be highly likely to win at trial and receive a larger verdict from a judge or jury, the negligent driver’s insurance company would be motivated to make a settlement offer to avoid the courtroom.
We take a wide range of cases to trial in New Jersey courts, including divorce, family law plenary hearings and domestic violence. Each one of these cases is different. We prepare thoroughly and tailor the approach we take to meet our client’s unique needs.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes: A bad outcome at trial can have a significant and negative effect on your life. It may be possible to appeal the decision, i.e. asking a higher court to overrule or modify the decision of a trial court. At Shane and White, LLC, we practice appellate law as well, reviewing the case record, drafting the appeal and appearing at oral argument. We can help turn negative outcomes around.
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