Business Litigation or Civil Litigation is the term used to describe proceedings between two opposing parties to defend or enforce a legal right. Criminal litigation is litigation brought by the state against an individual, while civil litigation is a private lawsuit between two parties. The parties can be individuals or corporations. Although some behaviors and actions can give rise to civil and criminal litigation, civil and criminal trials are always kept separate.
Being charged with a criminal offense, whether a misdemeanor or felony and whether in state or federal court, is life-changing. Depending on the charges, your job may be in jeopardy and/or you may lose your driving privileges.
Family law encompasses a broad range of family-related matters, including divorce, child custody, child visitation, domestic violence, spousal support, alimony, child support, paternity actions, pre-nuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, post-nuptial settlement agreements, same-sex divorce, same-gender divorce, and same-sex marriage.