From filing for bankruptcy to the cases that are seen in family court and even juvenile courts, civil cases are incredibly commonplace all throughout the United States. Civil cases encompass a truly wide range of things, but are fortunately typically able to be handled at the level of the court that they are first seen in. In fact, it is actually estimated that less than five percent – less than one percent, even – of all civil cases that are brought to trial in the United States ever actually go to trial in the Federal courts.
There are many different types of civil court cases. Family court sees many of them, often dealing with familial disputes as well as custody issues. Family court services often require a professional mediator to perform some much needed mediation services in order to reach an agreement between the parties, something that can be escalated significantly if the welfare of children is involved in the final court decision in family court. Family court is also likely to see partnership dissolution cases as well as divorce cases, and will even see cases where children are seeking legal emancipation from their parents. Family court cases are often incredibly varied, but most are able to be solved through the stand-by mediation process.
Employment law cases are also often typically seen in a civil court. This employment law and the cases surrounding it are likely to focus on employment discrimination. Though employment discrimination is very much illegal here in the United States, it happens with far too much frequency in industries all throughout the country. Employment discrimination cases can even encompass the wrongful termination of an employee, something that also happens far too frequently to people of all different backgrounds and in all different types of careers. Cases of employment discrimination are often very much tied to civil rights matters, and their importance and their potential weight should not be forgotten or discredited.
Aside from family court case and employment law cases and the like, disputes against the construction and the continued use of industrial plants have become commonplace in many parts of the country, particularly as it has been noticed that these industrial plants will predominantly be built in and function out of poorer and more heavily impoverished areas of the country, affecting the people who are the least able to defend themselves against it. And these industrial plants can have a profound effect on the health and overall quality of life of many people who live by them. In fact, it is even estimated that five thousand total lives could be saved through the reduction of diseases involving the heart and the respiratory system just by cutting down on the air pollution that is directly the result of the operation of an industrial plant. And shutting down an industrial plant is something that will very much benefit all of us in the long run, as global warming, something that is immensely contributed to by industrial plants, will start to lead to water shortages in as many as one third of the continental United States by the time we reach the mid point of this century, sooner than many of us realize or are prepared for.
Bankruptcy filing procedures are also often seen at the level of a civil court and are common among the individual citizen as well as businesses on both small and larger scales. Bankruptcy law can be difficult to navigate and the process of bankruptcy filings more in depth than many people realize. But having a competent lawyer on hand will be instrumental in protecting your assets as much as is possible, as well as helping to get you on the right path for the future, to hopefully avoid something like this happening again.
Civil court cases are more common in the United States and there is a wider variety of them than many people in this country realize. From family court cases to real estate cases, the vast majority of civil court cases are able to be settled and are never seen in a federal court.