Family Law Litigation Attorneys in Folsom
Resolving Disputes through Litigation
By definition, litigation is the process in which legal action is taken to resolve a dispute. Though it is often simpler to resolve a family matter without resorting to litigation, sometimes litigation is the only way to find a solution. Our family lawyers in Folsom have extensive trial experience to put to work for you. We can walk you through every step of the process and ensure that your rights and interests are protected.
The Litigation Process
Typically, someone will file a summons and petition and, at times, additional moving papers in court seeking some form of relief. Then, the other side will respond. Usually, once the legal case begins, there is an exchanging of information either informally or formally. This is otherwise known as the discovery period.
After discovery is completed, most courts require the parties to attend a settlement conference to determine if the case may be resolved before trial. If the parties are unable to reach a settlement, the litigation continues to a trial.
Near or on the day of trial, one or both parties often make settlement offers, in the hope of avoiding court proceedings (which are often costly and protracted). Litigation ends if a settlement is reached. However, if not, a trial will commence. In family law and juvenile dependency proceedings, the trials are conducted by a judge – not a jury.
During a trial, both parties present relevant and admissible evidence that will help to prove the truth of their positions. If the moving petitioner makes a convincing case, the respondent may seek to settle the case immediately. On the other hand, if the petitioner presents a weak case, the respondent may ask the court to dismiss the case. If the trial proceeds to a conclusion, the judge must decide which party prevails. Once the Court makes a final decision, the losing party has the right to file a timely appeal.
Let the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. Represent You
Whether we go to trial or settle during the discovery period, we fight hard to ensure that the resolution reflects your interests. Our trial attorneys in Folsom are committed to achieving positive results that meet your needs. Let us step in and handle your case every step of the way. We have decades of experience to put to work for you.
“Professional and Highly Commendable Family Lawyer!”Ms. Andrews is a highly trained, professional, experienced, ethical, and commendable attorney. She has gone above and beyond in her education and specific focus of family law and it is clear in our interactions that she follows her business motto of "If you care, we care!" Ms. Andrews' staff are courteous and helpful as well. My case is complicated with child custody, small business ownership, and other factors. Ms. Andrews' has been communicative, clear, and concise in my options and implications of my choices. She gives me sound, logical legal advice that is the best for my situation. She truly has her clients' best interests in mind and she is confident in court as well as in negotiation with the opposing counsel. Ms. Andrews' follows through with what she says she will do and also will make sure future plans and what needs to be done are clearly laid out to the opposing counsel. I could not be more pleased with my attorney and highly recommend her without hesitation.- Tracy
“I feel blessed to have Ms. Andrews on my side, and I highly recommend her services!”- Carlos
After the initial shock of being served divorce papers, I began interviewing attorneys to help me with the legal proceedings. The first couple of attorneys focused on how to address the support and division of property issues included in the papers I was served, without really asking me about my interests in this matter.
After meeting with Ms. Andrews, and ever since that initial interview and consultation, I always felt she had my best interests in mind. She immediately explained what I needed to file and when what to expect going forward and then asked me about my interests. Wow! She was exactly the kind of attorney I was looking for to represent me.
She was always responsive to my questions and requests, no matter how basic, and got back to me in a timely manner… at times outside normal work hours. But, the biggest and most pleasant surprise to me was when she began educating and guiding me through every step in order to achieve my interests and goals -– mainly, my number one priority and “my everything” in this whole process: to retain shared custody and visitation rights with my children. Her guidance and recommendations put me at ease and really helped put my children first.
Her knowledge, honesty, and dedication through numerous and unexpected court hearings involving custody and visitation issues not only resulted in the resolution of such issues in a competent and efficient manner but a resolution that Ms. Andrews knew I wanted.
Not only is Ms. Andrews reliable, helpful and an overall amazing attorney, her office staff is also very courteous, professional and efficient in keeping me apprised of what was needed and the status of the case. Thank you so much, Ms. Andrews… and staff!!
“Great Job!”Tiffany did a wonderful job of representing me during my divorce proceedings. She truly understood my circumstances and was highly encouraging.- Previous Client
“No More Stress”- Miguel L
I'm very pleased with the way Ms. Tiffany has handled my case. She is very knowledgeable and has also shown me that she really cares for her clients. Hiring her has been my best decision in this long difficult case.
I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for Family Law Attorney.
“Custody, Child Support, and Divorce case.”I was very pleased with the free consultation that was provided to me by her. She really took the time to listen to all my concerns and provided me with some excellent feedback. Overall, I was very satisfied with the service she provided me with and look forward to having her fight my case. I recommend her services to everyone.- Previous Client
“Highly Recommend this Law Firm”Extremely knowledgeable of the family law issues confronting me. Highly motivated to assist and involve me in the process so there are no surprises. So far I am satisfied with the process and would highly recommend this law firm to take care of your legal issues.- Jack
“Guardianship”Ms. Andrews,- Janet
Has guided and helped me thru a very difficult guardianship. I can't express how much I appreciated her expertise as my attorney. Thank you, Ms. Tiffany Andrews.
“Hard Working”Ms. Andrews did a lot of research on issues she was not clear so that she would be able to provide accurate information and advice. She worked diligently on my case, while my ex's attorney was playing "legal games" - by sending letters with false claims to rack up his fees - while pretending to work on the case. Unfortunately my divorce was very complicated; however, in the end, Ms. Andrews managed to win over my ex - so he fired his attorney and we had Mr. Andrews finish the final paperwork for the both of us. In the end, Ms. Andrews saved both me and my ex, additional grief, frustration and money.- Previous Client