In business and in life, conflict is inevitable. Eventually, most people will find themselves at odds with a client, an employer, a partner, a contractor, or even a friend. These disputes can be both emotional and contentious, as personal relationships, money, property, and livelihoods can be at stake. Often, despite best efforts, the only way to resolve an issue is to pursue a legal remedy. While litigation can be known for being time consuming and expensive, it can also be an effective way to settle a dispute. Though many people feel reluctant to go to court, there are litigation options available to most clients that can help put an end to personal, business, construction, and estate conflicts. In some cases, you may have no choice, as another party has decided to pursue legal action against you.
For these times and more, the litigation team at DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. is here to help. Our experienced Seminole firm represents the interests of individuals in a wide range of litigation matters. If you are facing litigation, or if you are considering pursuing litigation against someone else, give us a call today to discuss your rights under Florida law and your possible legal options. Call our office at (888) 397-5571, or take a moment to fill out our online contact form for a prompt response from a member of our legal team.
Types of Litigation Matters Our Seminole Firm Handles
Litigation is a term that can cover a wide variety of legal matters. At its most general, the term litigation covers any situation in which two parties must settle a dispute. Typically, one party has brought a lawsuit against (or sued) a second party. These situations arise out of many different types of relationships. The experienced litigation team at DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. is led by Paul Cavonis and Joseph Murphy, and can help you with a wide range of issues, including:
- Civil Litigation – Civil litigation refers to a dispute between two or more parties in which money is being sought. Common examples of civil litigation include landlord/tenant disputes, intellectual property arguments, employment disputes, workers’ compensation issues, and more.
- Business Litigation – This type of litigation, also called commercial litigation, involves disagreements between businesses. Eventually, nearly all business owners will find themselves facing some type of legal issue, and when they do, they need knowledgeable and aggressive representation to protect their livelihood. Common business law matters include breach of contract, intellectual property claims, fraud, misrepresentation, deceptive practices, interference with a contract, and more.
- Construction Litigation – Our legal team has also represented homeowners, contractors, subcontractors, and property owners in construction litigation. Construction can be a frustrating process, and it is even more difficult when conflict arises because of defects or lien claims. Protect your resources and your investment with the help of an experienced construction litigation lawyer.
- Probate/Estate Litigation – Sometimes, the estate of a loved one is not handled properly. Whether the estate was not appropriately planned or you feel your interests are not being treated fairly, our experienced probate and estate team can help. In situations where you suspect fraud, duress, mistakes, undue influence, lack of capacity, failure to execute, and more, our lawyers can work with you and your family to protect your assets.
Even if you aren’t sure if your legal matter falls into one of these categories, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Seminole law firm. We can help answer your questions and determine how to move forward most effectively. Call our office at (888) 397-5571.
What to Expect During the Litigation Process in Florida
The litigation process in the state of Florida can vary from case to case. In general, these cases follow a relatively similar pattern. Once a complaint has been made, the second party must respond with their side of the issue. It is important for both sides to respond to the court in a timely manner. Failure to do so could result in a default judgment against your interests. After the initial stage, there are a number of legal avenues that may be pursued. These include:
- Mediation. During pre-suit mediation, the parties meet with a neutral third party to attempt to reach a compromise or agreement. This can help avoid the cost and complication of a trial. Mediation is not appropriate in every case, but it can be a good, cost-effective option for some situations.
- Arbitration. Arbitration also attempts to avoid the hassle of going to trial. Arbitration is similar to mediation, but it is typically binding and is presided by a former judge or other legal person.
- Trial. During trial, each side presents their case to a judge or jury. The decision of the court is legally binding, though it is typically possible to appeal a decision. Because a trial requires the coordination of many people and entities, it can be a drawn out process and the court does often charge fees.
How Our Experienced Florida Lawyers Can Help
Litigation can be a time-consuming and expensive process, but the lawyers at DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. work hard to minimize these negative consequences. We explore every option appropriate for our client’s specific situation. Our team has years of experience in every aspect of the litigation process, from the initial complaint through mediation all the way to trial. While we strive to provide efficient and cost-effective resolutions, our team offers aggressive representation in the courtroom and a proven track record of success. When you retain the services of our skilled litigation team, you will find:
- Personalized service.
- An open door policy.
- Experienced litigators.
- Aggressive representation.
- Comprehensive guidance.
Litigation does not have to be overwhelming personally, professionally, and financially. The litigation team at DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. is here to help you resolve your disputes as smoothly and quickly as possible. If you have been sued or if you need legal guidance for your disagreement, call our Seminole office today at (888) 397-5571. Our legal team will fight for your rights and protect your interests.